Beavercreek Cop Says He Did Not See Crawford Threaten People

Jan 4, 2018

Sean Williams
Credit Beavercreek Police

One of the white Beavercreek police officers involved in the 2014 shooting of a black man inside of a store says he never saw any threats against shoppers. 

The Dayton Daily News obtained a copy of Sean Williams' deposition. In it, Williams says  John Crawford III wasn't seen making threats with an air rifle as a 911 caller indicated.  Williams says Crawford was preparing to point that rifle at him when he opened fire.  The deposition is part of a federal wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Crawford family.