Ohio Judge Delays Police Depositions In Fatal Beavercreek Walmart Shooting Lawsuit
The Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Beavercreek Police Has Been Granted A Delay In Depositions For Officers While Being Investigated By The Federal Government
The family of John Crawford III, who was shot and killed by Beavercreek police officers while holding an air rifle in a local Walmart, are now fighting a court order that will delay the proceedings in their lawsuit while the federal government investigates the two police officers.
A recent Ohio ruling has granted a three month delay in depositions for the two Beavercreek police officers who shot and killed Mr. Crawford while he shopped in the local Beavercreek Walmart. The defense has argued that their depositions may contribute to a possible criminal case against the officers. Crawford family attorney, Michael Wright, has argued the delay is unwarranted stating that the police officers have testified previously and should not have the right to “pick and choose” when they can and can’t discuss the Beavercreek Walmart police shooting.
Attorney Michael Wright of Wright & Schulte LLC has been representing the family of John Crawford III, and filed a wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio last year. The wrongful death lawsuit names the defendants as members of the Beavercreek Police Department, including the police officer who allegedly shot and killed John Crawford while he was shopping at the the Beavercreek Walmart on August 5, 2014 (3:14-cv-00454). Attorney Wright along with the Crawford family had previously met with Attorney General, Loretta Lynch who pledged she would investigate John Crawford’s death.
[ U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (3:14-cv-00454) ]