Group delivers letters asking for justice for John Crawford

Group gathers to deliver letters urging for justice. (WDTN photo)
Group gathers to deliver letters urging for justice. (WDTN photo)

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. 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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