DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It’s been six months since John Crawford III was shot inside Beavercreek’s Walmart by two police officers and while the officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing, calls for justice are loud and clear.
The Greene County chapter of a group called Black Lives Matter gathered in downtown Dayton Thursday to delivery letters to U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart.
The group wants to deliver the letters written by community members to Stewart to urge him consider Crawford’s civil rights case. They also want him to investigate the Beavercreek Police Department’s use of force in the Crawford incident.
Jessica Thomas said, “”I just want the general public to know that we aren’t going to forget that injustice has happened in our community. Beavercreek is not an area where people have to worry about things like people shopping at Walmart.”
Thomas said if there is anyone who wants to right a letter can contact the Greene County chapter of Black Lives Matter or send it to Stewart directly.