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State Says Clark County Deputy Won't Be Charged With Shooting News Photographer

Mar 24, 2018

Jacob Shaw (L) and Andy Grimm
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State investigators say no charges will be filed against the Clark County Sheriff's deputy who shot a newspaper photographer setting up to photograph a traffic stop. 

Deputy Jacob Shaw said he mistook photographer Andrew Grimm's camera for a gun when he shot him twice last year in New Carlisle. An Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation spokesperson said Friday grand jurors did not find sufficient evidence to justify charging Shaw. The Clark County Sheriff's Office is conducting an administrative review. A federal lawsuit filed by Grimm claims Shaw used excessive force and violated his civil rights. Shaw returned to active duty last fall.