2014-12-05 / Front Page

Officer in Ohio Wal-Mart shooting on leave

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an officer who fatally shot a man in an Ohio Wal-Mart will remain on leave until the government concludes its investigation of the shooting.

A special grand jury decided in September that the actions of Officer Sean Williams and another Beavercreek officer in the racially charged case were justified.

The Dayton Daily News reported Thursday that the 31-year-old Williams has been on accumulated personal leave since the grand jury decision.

Mark D'Alessandro, an assistant U.S. attorney, told the paper the government's investigation is ongoing.

Williams, who is white, shot 22-year-old John Crawford III, who was black, on Aug. 5 after a 911 caller reported that Crawford was waving what appeared to be a rifle, which turned out to be an air rifle.

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