Dozens Seek Release Of Video In Wal-Mart Shooting

John Crawford III(Photo: facebook)
John Crawford III(Photo: facebook)

A crowd of about 100 people gathered at the Ohio Attorney General’s office to call for the release of store security video in the fatal police shooting of a man at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart.

Organizers say they want to see what happened on Aug. 5 when John Crawford III, 21, was fatally shot by police. Officers say he refused to drop an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart store in Beavercreek.

The group that gathered Monday night in Columbus called for transparency in the investigation, which is being headed by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, a branch of Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office.

DeWine’s spokeswoman Jill Del Greco said she’s not aware of any plans to release video before the case is closed.

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