Activists Stage Sit-In at Bearvercreek Police Department over Walmart Shooting
The group plans to ask Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers about three issues. Consequences for Sean Williams, and for Ronald Ritchi the 9-1-1 caller they say lied to police when he said Crawford was waving a gun at people. Finally, they want to know if the police will change their procedures or training.
"We're not gonna go away until we have answers, until someone is held to account for the death of John Crawford," said OSA member James Hayes.
Hayes said police have agreed to meet with the group on Wednesday.
"They've all been very cordial, so we take that as a good sign that we might have productive conversations with them," he continued.
On Sept. 24 a Greene County grand jury chose not indict either officer involved in the Aug. 5 shooting.
When police shot him, 22-year-old Crawford was holding an air rifle BB gun he had picked up from a store shelf and talking on a cell phone. The case has attracted national attention, in part because Crawford is black and the officer who shot him is white.