Walmart shooting protesters rally at Statehouse

Walmart shooting protest at the Ohio Statehouse. (Photo/Ohio Student Association)
Walmart shooting protest at the Ohio Statehouse. (Photo/Ohio Student Association)

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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