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Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor Named To Wal-Mart Shooting Case

 
Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor Named To Wal-Mart Shooting Case
Posted August 26th, 2014 @ 4:41pm by 700WLW News

(Beavercreek)--The same prosecutor who won an indictment against a Cincinnati police officer following the 2001 riots is now in charge of the investigation of a police shooting in Beavercreek.

Hamilton County Assistant Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier has been named by the state Attorney General to lead the investigation into the shooting death of 21-year old John Crawford of Fairfield inside a Walmart Store.

Mike DeWine made the announcement in Beavercreek today and once again refused to release store surveillance video that shows the shooting.  Crawford's family says the video proves that the shooting was unjustified. The special grand jury will consider bringing charges in the case on September 22nd.

In 2001 after Mark Piepmeier and another assisant proscutor presented evidence against Stephen Roach to a Hamilton County grand jury. The Cincinnati cop was indicted on a charge of negligent homicide in the shooting death of Timothy Thomas.

Roach however was found not guilty of the charge by Hamilton County Judge Ralph Winkler.

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