Grass roots group calls for DOJ to look at Walmart shooting


BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – Local groups, concerned about the shooting death of an unarmed black man at a Walmart in Beavercreek, is asking for a Department of Justice probe.

Reverend Jerome McCorry, of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, says as a grand jury is impaneled, his group will ask for federal charges to be brought against the Beavercreek police officer who shot John Crawford, III, of Fairfield, Ohio.

They also request the surveillance video to be released to the public. The video has been reviewed by John Crawford’s father, John Crawford, II and his attorney, Michael Wright of Dayton.

Attorney General Mike DeWine told 2 News Monday afternoon, that publicly releasing the video at this point in the investigation could influence or bias a potential juror or witness.

McCorry and Tommie Owens, Jr. of the group, Concerned Citizens, invite the public to a demonstration Wednesday, August 27th at the federal building on W. 2nd Street in Downtown Dayton at noon.

There will also be a town hall forum later that day at 6 o’clock at the Central State University Dayton campus on Germantown St.

The Ohio Action Network is asking for a demonstration Saturday, August 30th at one pm at the Walmart in Beavercreek.

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