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.

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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.

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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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Stanford students protest school, Brock Turner case

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 6:13 AM

Group holds protest at Stanford related to Brock Turner case

Students of Stanford University protested the school in connection with the Brock Turner case for the way the school planned to honor the woman he assaulted in 2015.

The group of student protesters read passages from a letter written by the woman known as “Emily Doe” to the court Friday. 

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“You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety.”

A plaque in “Doe’s” honor was to be installed, but the university reportedly refused to use her chosen quotes.

A Stanford University spokesman said two quotes could not be accepted because they would be triggering to survivors of sexual violence.

Turner spent three months in jail for the assault and lives in Greene County as a registered sex offender.

He appealed his conviction and has asked for a new trial.

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High water blocks some roads; troopers urge driver safety

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 5:43 AM

Flooding causes driving concern in Miami Valley

Heavy rains made for tough driving conditions Saturday, but high water remains a concern through the weekend.

Lower lying and more rural roads are at a greater risk of flooding, such as Ohio 68 in Beavercreek, and Ohio 725, which is closed until further notice between Peniwit and Lower Bellbrook roads.

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“We just want motorists to take a little extra time in planning where they want to go,” Sgt. Rod Murphy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Anyone planning to head out this morning should be aware of potential flooding that could block your way.

If you see standing water in the roadway, turn around, even if the water appears shallow.

“It’s not worth the risk. It’s better to just safely turn around and find another way,” Murphy said.

Water pushing out of man holes between Xenia Avenue and Pritz Avenue in Dayton Sunday morning.

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On wet roadways another concern is hydroplaning, when tires lose their grip on the pavement. Motorists in that situation are advised to “just let off the gas, slow down, and try to get to a safe area,” Murphy said.

Late Saturday and early Sunday there were reports of flooding throughout the Miami Valley.

3:27 a.m.: High water reported at Wilson Road between Fenner Road and OH-55.

3:05 a.m.: South Valley at US-35 is shut-down due to high water.

1:45 a.m.: April Lane at New Germany Trebien Road and Beavery Valley Road closed.

12:00 a.m.: Upper Bellbrook Road reported having high water.

12:00 a.m.: High water on US-68 and North at Sutton Road caused a vehicle slide off and a police cruiser was damaged.

11:30 p.m.: Hebble Creek was out of its banks in Fairborn in Greene County

11:17 p.m.: A flash flood in Lebanon in Warren County led to multiple road closures throughout the county due to high water, including Morrow-Milgrove Road, Lower Springboro and South Pioneer roads and Corwin Road.

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More dry time expected to start this week

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:52 AM

Counties under flood advisory until 10:30 a.m.:

Butler, Preble, Wayne (In.)

Counties under flood advisory until 10:45 a.m.:

Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, Warren

A pre-dawn shower is possible early today. Aside from that, there will be decreasing clouds and more afternoon sunshine with highs in the lower 50s. It’s also going to be a windy day with winds gusting over 30 miles per hour at times.

Quick-Look Forecast:

  • Flood watch continues through 10 a.m. today.
  • More dry time to start the week.
  • Rain returns Wednesday and Thursday.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

TONIGHT: A dry and cool night is expected. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.

TUESDAY: We get back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.

WEDNESDAY: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs in the middle 50s.

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Two vehicle crash in Trotwood

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:23 AM

Trotwood police are on scene of a two vehicle crash that caused a road block at Salem Avenue and Wolf Road around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

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The crash was not weather related, according to Trotwood Police. There was no flooding the area.

Police measured that one car slid over 300 feet after impact with the other vehicle. 

The two people involved were not injured.

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