- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - Four Ohioans arrested last weekend while protesting at the Wal-Mart where police fatally shot a man have been charged with obstructing official business and trespassing.

The Dayton Daily News (https://bit.ly/1zZzLfM ) reports they pleaded not guilty and were released on bond. Two are from Fairborn; the others are from Springfield and Wilberforce.

They were taken into custody Saturday during what protesters described as a “die-in” demanding justice for 22-year-old John Crawford III. The Beavercreek store in suburban Dayton was closed temporarily as a safety precaution.

Crawford was shot Aug. 5 while carrying an air rifle in the store. Police said they believed he had a real firearm.

A grand jury concluded the shooting was justified. Crawford’s family has filed a federal lawsuit alleging negligence and violation of Crawford’s civil rights.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, https://www.daytondailynews.com



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