COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – 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 in published reports that they want to see what happened on Aug. 5 when 21-year-old John Crawford III 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 says she’s not aware of any plans to release video before the case is closed.
The Dayton chapter of the NAACP announced that it is now investigating the case as requested by John Crawford’s family.