After almost one year, the former Franklin County sheriff’s deputy, Jason Meade, is finally being charged for shooting Casey Goodson Jr. brutally. He was accused of two murders and one reckless homicide.
Goodson’s mother expressed to the media earlier on Thursday that she would be at ease when Meade would be punished for his crime. However, she is content that it is eventually happening.
According to REVOLT, Meade shot Goodson while working with a US Marshall Southern Ohio Fugitive Task. Although he was not the target of their mission, the 23-year-old boy was killed outside Goodson’s grandmother’s house in Columbus on 4th Dec 2020.
In March, Franklin County Coroner Dr Anahi Ortiz also confirmed that Goodson was struck by six bullets, five in the back and one in the buttock. The police department soon suspended Meade after the shooting. Later, he was retired in July.
The task force of the Franklin County sheriff could not provide any video evidence, as they didn’t wear any cameras on the mission.
Sheriff Dallas Baldwin says no one is guilty until proven. And he has told his staff their responsibilities in the justice system.
Balwin values society’s trust in them. Also, he has asked his officers to investigate investigation to keep their community and officers safe. He prays for everyone caught up in the tragedy.
Earlier, Baldwin said that their department would wait for the criminal investigation to complete. After the trial, a separate inquiry is pulled by the Department of Justice, FBI and Columbus Police Department Critical Incident Review Team.
This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.