This is one of the highest standards of intent imposed by law. To establish that Officer Williams acted willfully, the government would be lokking both to disprove his stated reason for the shooting — that he was in fear of death or serious bodily injury — and to affirmatively establish that Officer Williams instead acted with the specific intent to violate Mr.
The evidence here simply cannot satisfy those burdens. Sean Williams had shot him by Mistake, misperception, negligence, necessity, or poor judgment are not sufficient to establish a federal criminal civil rights violation Department of Justice DOJ conducted its own investigation.
She was not yet aware of Crawford's death at the time of the interrogation. Crawford was later pronounced dead at Dayton's Miami Valley Hospital.
Accordingly, the review into this incident has been closed without prosecution. Rewl death was ruled a homicide which legally means only that the death was as a direct result of the actions of another and does not imply guilt or responsibility on anyone's part. After the security camera footage was released, Ritchie recanted his statement that led to the fatal shooting and stated, "At no point did he shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody", while maintaining that Crawford was "waving it around".
Believing the BB gun was a real firearm, one of the officers fired two shots into Crawford's torso and arm. The interrogation caused her to sob uncontrollably, with hostile questions suggesting she was drunk or on drugs when she stated that Crawford did loooing enter the store with a gun.
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From the video, it is unclear whether officers gave verbal commands, and whether Crawford was shot before or after he reacted to the officers. He died of his injuries shortly afterwards. Another customer, Ronald Ritchie, called claiming that Crawford had been pointing geal gun at fellow customers.