Attorney General Mike DeWine

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9:46 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Rallies Held In Beavercreek Express Different Takes On Police Shooting

Hundreds protested outside the Beavercreek Walmart Saturday, demanding the Attorney General's office release video of the police shooting of John Crawford.
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

Two rallies were held over the weekend outside of the Beavercreek Walmart in conjunction with the death of a man inside the store, and each rally had a distinct message. On August 5, John Crawford III was shot and killed by Beavercreek police after officers responded to a 911 call alleging that Crawford was waving a weapon at people inside of the store. Crawford was later found to be carrying an air rifle of a type that is sold inside the store, and was apparently talking on the phone to his girlfriend during the shooting.

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1:44 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Veteran Prosecutor To Take Fatal Walmart Shooting

In a press conference earlier last week, Attorney General Mike DeWine, on the steps of the Greene County Courthouse, announced that a grand jury would be convened in the Crawford case.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Ohio's attorney general says veteran Hamilton County prosecutor Mark Piepmeier will lead the investigation into the police shooting of 21-year-old John Crawford III. 

Mike DeWine said – at a press conference on Tuesday that Piepmeier will investigate, then present all the evidence to the special grand jury that was to convene next week. DeWine said that date has been pushed back.

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6:49 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Antioch College Students Join National Walkout For Ferguson

Antioch College students gather in a circle on the campus "horseshoe" during the #handsupwalkout rally.
Credit Wayne Baker

On Monday afternoon students at Antioch College joined other students across the nation by walking out of their classrooms in what they call a show of solidarity with residents of Ferguson, Missouri over the death of Michael Brown.  The 18 year old was killed in a confrontation with a police officer on August 9th.

Organizers of the national movement say the event coincided with the first day Michael Brown, of Ferguson, was scheduled to attend college. Antioch College Student, Eric Rhodes helped get the word out about their  event.

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10:33 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Says A Grand Jury Will Investigate Beavercreek Shooting

Attorney General Mike DeWine spoke on the steps of the Greene County Courthouse Tuesday.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine say he is appointing a grand jury to investigate the killing of 22 year-old John Crawford inside a Beavercreek Walmart earlier this month. 

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6:14 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Ohio AG's Vetting Of Law Firms Undocumented

An Associated Press review finds that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's selection process for hiring outside securities-fraud litigators has gone essentially undocumented.
In state bid documents, DeWine laid out a process for appointing a committee that would vet and make recommendations on law firms seeking lucrative special-counsel assignments.

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