Walmart grand jury continues its work 3rd day

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XENIA, Ohio (AP) — A Greene County grand jury continues its work today hearing evidence in last month’s fatal police shooting at a Wal-Mart store in Beavercreek, near Dayton. Protesters were outside the courthouse in Xenia at times during yesterday’s proceedings.


XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – Demonstrations continued in Greene County Tuesday as a grand jury spent a second day deciding whether Officer Sean Williams and Sgt. David Darkow will face charges for shooting and killing John Crawford III when they said he would not drop a BB gun at a Beavercreek Walmart.

For Jan White, it is all about justice being served. White carried a sign reading ‘Justice For All’ for much of the afternoon. She joined several others who protested outside the Greene County Courthouse.

“You have to stand for something when things are not right,” said White. White said her biggest concern is just making sure the process is fair. “If he was wrong, let us know. But if he was right, do what our taxes pay for and prosecute who’s wrong.”

The case has also brought out plenty of curious onlookers, including Henry Essick who showed up with a camera equipped drone to take aerial video of the courthouse.

“This is a historic moment,” said Essick, who plans to post the video on his YouTube channel. Like his high flying camera, he is in a watch and wait mode when it comes to whatever decsion is made. “We don’t want anybody killed unnecessarily,” he said. “But we don’t want people convicted before they’re judged by their peers.” 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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