- Associated Press - Friday, September 19, 2014

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) - A national civil rights activist wants video of man’s fatal shooting by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart released publicly.

The Rev. Al Sharpton told an audience Thursday at Central State University in southwestern Ohio that people across the country are concerned about the Aug. 5 shooting of 22-year-old John Crawford III. Crawford was shot inside a Beavercreek Wal-Mart.

The Dayton Daily News (https://bit.ly/1BTxAJZ ) reports Sharpton said the video release would end speculation about what led to Crawford’s death. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he won’t release it for fear of compromising the investigation, and preventing a fair trial. A grand jury meets next week to determine whether anyone will be charged in the shooting.

Sharpton also was urging voter registration at the historically black university in Wilberforce.

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