DAYTON (WDTN) — About 25 demonstrators put their opinions about the Beavercreek Wal-Mart shooting on display at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Dayton Wednesday.
The group gathered to deliver a letter to federal authorities asking for the Department of Justice to take over the investigation.
In the letter addressed to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, they wrote:
“John Crawford’s family is calling on you and the Department of Justice to take over responsibility for the investigation and prosecution of the police officers who killed John Crawford on August 5 inside the Beavercreek Walmart. his family does not trust the Greene County jurors to be fair and balanced; they do not trust the Ohio Attorney General and the appointed special prosecutor, Mark Piepmeier, to execute a thorough prosecution. And, we the young people of Ohio, share these same concerns and desires with the family.”
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is in charge of the investigation into what happened the night Crawford was killed inside the store. Mike DeWine announced the special prosecutor during a new conference Tuesday. DeWine said Piepmeier has an extensive record in prosecuting cases involving police officers.
The Greene County special grand jury is scheduled to convene Sept. 22.
Story courtesy of our partners at WDTN 2 News.