State Will Probe Henry Green Killing; Tyre King Killing Ruled A Homicide

Nov 11, 2016

Tyre King (L) and Henry Green
Credit WCBE Files

Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien says there will be an independent element of the investigation being conducted into the shooting death of a African-American man by a white Columbus police officer earlier this year.

O'Brien says the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation will use 3D imaging technology to recreate the scene of 23-year-old Henry Green's shooting. Undercover detectives have said Green shot at them, but witnesses say otherwise. An activist group called for the independent probe. In a statement, the People's Justice Project says it's an important step towards justice and is proof that organizing works. The group says it will work with O'Brien. A grand jury will decide if the officers involved face criminal charges. The announcement was made shortly after the county coroner ruled the death of 13-year-old Tyre King, another African-American who died at the hands of white police officers earlier this year, is a homicide. King was shot three times on his left side.  The PJP has also called for an independent investigation of the King shooting.