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Columbus Police have cleared two officers of wrongdoing in last summer's shooting death of Kareem Ali Nadir Jones.

The U.S. Supreme Court has again stepped into the bitter public turmoil over police shootings of civilians, ruling Monday that an Arizona police officer is shielded from being sued for shooting a woman in her own front yard.

The court said the officer acted reasonably, given that the woman, Amy Hughes, was carrying a large kitchen knife, that she was standing within striking distance of a woman who the officer did not know was Hughes' roommate, and that Hughes failed to drop the knife when ordered to do so.

Nick Evans

The city of Westerville is reeling after two police officers were shot and killed responding to a 9-1-1 call over the weekend. On Monday, Gov. John Kasich ordered flags across the state to be flown at half-staff until the officers are interred.

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New information has come to light about the fatal police shooting of John Crawford III, a black man who was killed by white police officer Sean Williams inside a Beavercreek Walmart store in 2014.

Plaintiffs' Sarah Gelsomino and members of the Stewart family outside Euclid City Hall Monday.
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The family of an unarmed black driver fatally shot by a white police officer in suburban Cleveland filed a federal civil rights lawsuit agains the City of Euclid, its police department and two officers involved.

Wayne Baker / WYSO

Crowds gathered Saturday for a rally outside the Walmart store in Beavercreek, Ohio. The gathering commemorated the third anniversary of the deadly police shooting of John Crawford III inside the store.

A judge Monday formally dismissed the charges against former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing. He was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the July 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during a traffic stop.

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Sam DuBose's brother Aubrey says he will not give up, despite two hung juries and a decision not to try former University of Cincinnati Police officer Ray Tensing a third time in Hamilton County Court.

A coalition of grassroots Miami Valley activist groups is asking the United States Justice Department to continue its investigation into the death of John Crawford III. 

Crawford, a 22-year-old African American, was shot and killed by white Beavercreek Police Officer Sean Williams at a Walmart store on Aug. 5, 2014.

Justice Department officials recently announced they would close the investigation, citing insufficient evidence to pursue civil-rights charges.

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A lawsuit alleges Columbus Police officers shot and mortally wounded a black man without justification and conspired to provide misleading information about the July 7 confrontation.

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