COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a Columbus man last year (all times local):
A lawyer representing the family of a man shot by two plainclothes Columbus police officers last year says relatives still don’t understand why charges weren’t brought against the officers.
Attorney Sean Walton says the complete investigative file of the June 2016 shooting of Henry Green doesn’t appear to corroborate officers’ account of what happened.
Walton says the family still hopes a special prosecutor might review the case.
The officers say in the file released Monday that they shot at Green fearing for their lives after he opened fire on them.
Officers Jason Bare and Zachary Rosen also said in written statements taken afterward that they shouted “police” before shooting Green.
A grand jury last month declined to indict the officers in Green’s death. ___
Two plainclothes officers who fatally shot a man last year who they said opened fire on them told investigators they feared for their lives, according to records released Monday.
Officers Jason Bare and Zachary Rosen also said in written statements taken in June 2016 that they shouted “police” before shooting Henry Green.
Both officers also said in oral interviews with investigators that they first identified themselves as police, although Rosen said he did not hear Bare yell “police.”
Columbus police say the 23-year-old Green, who was black, ignored commands to drop his gun during the shooting by the two officers, who are white.
A grand jury last month declined to indict the officers in Green’s death. Green’s death. Marches following the shooting included “Black Lives Matter” protestors.