COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio grand jury has declined to indict two plainclothes officers who fatally shot a man last year they said opened fire on them.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced the decision Friday in the June 2016 shooting death of Henry Green.
Columbus police say the 23-year-old Green, who was black, ignored commands to drop his gun during the shooting.
Green’s family and a friend walking with him say Columbus police didn’t identify themselves when they began yelling at Green.
The officers were members of a $750,000 summer program meant to reduce violence, take illegal guns of the streets and build trust between residents and police.
Green’s family has called for an independent investigation.
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