Lawyer involved in John Crawford III case reacts to unrest in Charlotte

Police fire teargas as protestors converge on downtown following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Protesters have rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and officers have fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn't immediately clear how. Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Police fire teargas as protestors converge on downtown following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Protesters have rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and officers have fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn't immediately clear how. Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio has experienced several high-profile police shootings in recent years as well. However, the reaction here has been different than what we’re seeing in Charlotte.

Michael Wright–the Crawford family attorney–attributes a number of different reasons as to why that is. The shooting of Keith Lamont Scott happened in urban Charlotte, North Carolina.

However, the shooting of John Crawford the third happened in Beavercreek–a predominantly white community. Wright also believes Crawford’s case was much more transparent than in the case of Keith Lamont Scott.

“People here are still frustrated because they know it was an unjust shooting,” Wright said. “I believe here we are waiting for justice to take it’s course and I believe that we will continue to have calm here in order to allow us to get to the right legal result.”

Crawford’s family filed a civil suit against the Beavercreek Police Department which is still pending, along with a Department of Justice Investigation. Wright says he has plans to travel to Washington D.C. with the Crawford family next week to meet with the D.O.J. to get an update on the investigation.

 

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