Sheriff to release body cam footage after Ohio news photographer shot

Published: Monday, September 04, 2017 @ 10:39 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 4:25 AM

News photographer released from hospital; deputy who shot him ID’d

UPDATE @4:25 a.m. 9/6

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office will release body-camera footage, radio traffic and other documents related to Monday’s officer-involved shooting.

The records will be made available today after this news organization submitted a public records request.

New Carlisle News staff photographer Andy Grimm was shot by Clark County Sheriff’s deputy Jake Shaw in the incident Monday night.

Grimm has been released from the hospital. Shaw is on administrative leave.

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UPDATE@3:49 p.m. 9/5

Andrew Grimm, the shooting victim, has been released from the hospital, he told WHIO TV.

He said he was discharged about 2:30 p.m. and is feeling sore. 

UPDATE @ 3:20 p.m.

The Clark County deputing involved in the shooting has been identified as Jake Shaw, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Tuesday afternoon.  

The incident occurred when Shaw initiated a traffic stop Monday night. During traffic stop, a man later identified as Andrew Grimm arrived on the scene and was injured after being shot, the release said. 

Shaw has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of that investigation and will attend critical incident debriefing, according to the press release. 

UPDATE@2:18 p.m.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office has asked the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations to head up the investigation into the shooting, officials said Tuesday. 

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the goal is to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. It’s not unusual for the AG's office to head up an investigation surrounding an officer-involved shooting, DeWine said, noting that this will be regular investigation.

Any internal affairs investigation would obviously be handled by Clark County Sheriff's Office, he said. 

DeWine also confirmed that a photographer with New Carlisle News shot while he was out taking pictures, as this news organization has reported. However, the attorney general wouldn't go into details of the case because he said key interviews have yet to be conducted.

He said it would be up to the Clark County Sheriff's Office to release the name of the deputy involved, and to confirm that deputy's employment status, DeWine said, adding that the investigation will be carried out in an impartial way.

UPDATE @ 11:07 a.m.

The news photographer who appears to have been shot by a Clark County deputy is recovering, according to a Facebook post. 

The New Carlisle News is reporting that its staff photographer Andy Grimm was shot when a deputy mistook his camera for a weapon. His father, Dale Grimm, is the publisher of the newspaper.

"I talked with Andy a little while ago," the New Carlisle News posted on its site. "He said he is very sore but otherwise is doing fine. He said they expect to be releasing him sometime tomorrow. On behalf of our entire family, we thank you for all of the kind messages." 

Dale Grimm declined to comment.

The post also asks people not to "mean mouth" the deputy who shot Andy Grimm.

"Andy said he doesn't want (him) to lose his job over this," the post says. 

Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett also took to Facebook in the aftermath of the shooting. 

“As sheriff of this county, I would truly appreciate if the community would just send prayers for Andy Grimm and my deputy,” she says on Facebook. 

State Rep. Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, reiterated Grimm’s wishes in a Facebook post of his own. 

“Let’s support Andy with our prayers and by doing what he asks by not tearing down law enforcement,” Koehler's post says.

EARLIER REPORT

A Clark County sheriff’s deputy was involved in an officer-involved shooting Monday night, and the New Carlisle News is reporting its staff photographer was shot when a deputy mistook his camera for a weapon.

Clark County deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of North Main Street in New Carlisle around 9:50 p.m. The officer-involved shooting happened shortly after.

>> Local news from the Springfield Bureau

The New Carlisle News is reporting that Andy Grimm, a photographer for the News, was working on taking lightning pictures when a deputy performed a traffic stop nearby. Grimm was holding his camera and tripod and the deputy is believed to have mistaken them for a weapon, the News is reporting.

SCENE: Officer-involved shooting in New Carlisle

Grimm was shot in the side and is undergoing surgery at Miami Valley Hospital, according to the News.

The New Carlisle News had posted a paragraph of information to its Facebook page earlier in the evening where they stated Grimm had been pulled over on a traffic stop when the shooting occurred, but said later he was not involved in the stop.

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Officials on scene did not comment. Ohio BCI is now in charge of the investigation and any statement will be coming from state Attorney General Mike DeWine's office, Clark County sheriff’s officials said.

We are working to learn more and to confirm the New Carlisle News account of the shooting.

>>DATABASE: Officer involved shootings in the Miami Valley

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 1:02 AM

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.
  • I-70 between Upper Lewisburg Salem Road and Brooksville-Phillipsburg Road, Lane closure Jan. 22 - 29. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Shoulder closures Jan. 22 - Sept. 30. Both the inside and outside shoulders of I-70 will be closed during construction. 

Light showers overnight; weekend ends on warmer note

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 5:14 AM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 11:20 PM

A mild evening is expected in the Dayton area, with rain returning Sunday & Monday.

A few light showers can be expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. “We’re not anticipating much rain to fall, but there will be a few showers from time to time,” he said. Overnight temperatures will drop into the middle to upper 30s.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Warmer finish to weekend
  • Wet Sunday into Monday
  • Colder with snow possible Tuesday
5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist Brett Collar

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DETAILED FORECAST

Sunday: We’ll experience cloudy skies with a chance for drizzle and fog. A few light showers will be possible as temperatures climb into the mid 40s.

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5-Day Rain Chances(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

>> 5-Day Forecast

Monday: More rain is expected, especially in the afternoon and early evening. Some of that rain could be heavy at times. Highs will be in the lower to middle 50s. 

Tuesday: Colder air returns. Highs likely will be in the upper 30s early in the morning, then temperatures will fall throughout the day. There is a chance for some snow whhowers or flurries. 

5-Day Temperature Trend(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

Wednesday: It will be another cool day under partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the middle to upper 30s. 

Outdoor Outlook(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

Thursday: Temperatures will top out in the upper 30s under partly cloudy skies. 

Shutdown: Uncertainty plagues civil servants, WPAFB workers, businesses

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 9:40 PM

Local businesses feeling pressure from government shutdown

Employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will report to work on Monday for further instructions.

On Main Street in downtown Fairborn Saturday night there were a lot of questions about the partial shutdown, from workers who may be at risk of furlough to businesses those workers visit.

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“It’s definitely uncertainty,” Casey Hudson, a civil servant who works in finances with the Air National Guard in Springfield.

He’s headed to work this week with or without a budget approved by Congress, and possibly without getting paid on time.

“I still have to go to work,” Hudson said. “It’s not fun not getting a paycheck, so I’m just trying to make sure I’m on top of my finances.”

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Inside Giovanni’s pizzeria in downtown Fairborn, it was business as usual. But management is keeping an eye on what happens hundreds of miles away, in Washington, wondering how long this shutdown could last.

“If it’s a week we’ll probably lose, probably $5- to $7,000, just from sales, from people not coming,” General Manager Karl Henry said.

WPAFB active duty and civil servants make up 60 to 70 percent of the customers at Giovanni’s, Henry said. When they don’t get paid or are uncertain, they won’t spend money at the restaurant. That’s what happened in 2013 when the government briefly shut down.

“It came to a slow crawl. We’d only get a few couples in, we cut our staff real thin, it got real slow,” Henry said.

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After the 2013 shutdown, workers who stayed on the job unpaid and those furloughed were reimbursed.

But businesses who rely on the base’s staff get no such compensation, and can only hold out for a quick end.

“Hopefully Congress will get together and this will all kind of go away and we’ll get this budget approved,” Henry said.

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Women’s March draws thousands to downtown Dayton

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 2:38 PM
Updated: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 9:35 PM

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A few thousand women and supporters gathered at Courthouse Square Saturday on the near one-year anniversary of the marches that took place the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The event was organized by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, along with Dayton Indivisible for All and others.

The rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, and many others seeking equality, according to the event’s Facebook page.

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This year’s event occurs in the midst of the #MeToo movement and the same week as the sentencing for former U.S. Gymnastics team Dr. Larry Nassar, who is accused of sexually molesting dozens of young girls under his care.

Sarah Powell of Fairborn said she came out for the event out of concern for her children’s future.

“I’m concerned that we’re taking things in a direction in our country that’s going to make it very hard my daughter and also my son to find equal footing. And really achieve what it is they want to achieve,” the 40-year-old mother said.

Powell also said she was concerned about the Trump administration’s reversal of business regulations that are designed “protect us” and passing issues “to keep rich people getting richer and to keep the little guy down. It affects women and minorities a lot more than my son … but being from a poorer background it does affect us, too.”

People also were at the march to support immigrants.

Edda and Reinhard Koppen immigrated legally from Germany in 1990, but they don’t see why illegal immigration is getting so much “hype.”

“We went through the process,” said Edda, a 53-year-old Springboro resident. “And we do absolutely believe people should have a way to become a legal immigrant on this country.

“Right now there’s no reason for this hype of getting all of the immigrants out because we are very much at a pretty low unemployment rate and if these people would all leave I think it would not necessarily be good for the country,” she added.

While crowd estimates were unavailable Saturday afternoon, the event seemed to draw a similar number of people as last year’s event, which attracted about 3,000.

The Dayton march was one of many around the U.S. and the world on Saturday.

Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon that it was a “perfect day” for women to march to celebrate the “economic success and wealth creation” that’s happened during his first year in office — while women across the nation rallied against him and his policies.

“Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months,” Trump wrote. “Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!”

But demonstrators denounced Trump’s views with colorful signs and even saltier language.

The Associated Press contributed to this story