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Deposition Of 911 Dispatcher In John Crawford Case Released

Mar 27, 2018

John Crawford III
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Court filings about the fatal Beavercreek police shooting of a black shopper in a store in 2014 indicate a dispatcher told white responding officers the man was loading a weapon with "bullets," even though a 911 caller hadn't specified ammunition. 

John Crawford III actually was carrying an air rifle he picked off a shelf. The dispatcher's deposition conducted two years later offers the first public record of her perspective on the Crawford shooting. The dispatcher said she realized her assumption but didn't immediately clarify that to police. The deposition was part of a lawsuit filed by the Crawford family.