Grand jury clears Ohio officers in shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has cleared three central Ohio police officers who fatally shot a knife-wielding man last fall.

The three officers shot at 31-year-old Jason White in separate confrontations in November when they responded to an early morning call at a Columbus apartment complex.

They say one of the officers tried to subdue White with a stun gun before shooting him. White fled and jumped a fence outside the complex, then was shot by the other officers when he confronted each with the knife.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports the actions of the three officers also are being reviewed to determine whether they followed department policy.

The grand jury declined to indict the officers May 30.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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