~~September 27, 2014~~
“Police Murdered My Son At Ohio Wal-Mart”
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The father of a man fatally shot by police as he held an air rifle inside an Ohio Wal-Mart said Thursday that he believes his son was murdered, despite a special grand jury declining to criminally charge the officers.
John Crawford Jr., whose son was shot on Aug. 5, 2014, at a Wal-Mart in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek, said at a news conference that he was appalled the officers weren’t indicted. He said he welcomed an announced U.S. Justice Department probe to determine if his 22-year-old son’s civil rights were violated.
“The officer went in and virtually shot him on sight,” Crawford Jr. said. “He did not have a chance.”
John Crawford III was black, and the officers are white.
Attorneys for Crawford’s family said they hope a federal grand jury will consider if or how race was a factor in the shooting.
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