Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Cops Who Killed Henry Green

Sep 27, 2019

Henry Green

A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Columbus police over the 2016 shooting of a man by undercover officers. 

Police said 23-year-old Henry Green, who was black, ignored commands by two white officers - Zachary Rosen and Jason Bare - to drop his gun. Court documents and depositions say Green shot at officers, who then returned fire. Green's family argued Green only fired after police shot at him. A grand jury declined to indict the officers, and an internal investigation cleared them. But the shooting led to criticism of the summer safety initiative targeting violence-prone areas. The judge ruled it was reasonable to use deadly force under the circumstances faced by the officers. Green's attorney promised an appeal.