SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say no charges will be filed against an Ohio sheriff’s deputy who shot a news photographer setting up to photograph a traffic stop.
Clark County Deputy Jacob Shaw said he mistook photographer Andrew Grimm’s camera for a gun when he shot him twice, once in the side and once in the shoulder, last year in New Carlisle, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) west of Columbus.
An Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation spokeswoman said Friday that grand jurors didn’t find sufficient evidence to justify charging Shaw.
A message was left with the attorney representing Grimm, who works for a weekly newspapers group.
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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.