Video shows John Crawford's girlfriend aggressively questioned after Ohio police shot him dead in Walmart


Tasha Thomas was reduced to swearing on the lives of her relatives that her boyfriend John Crawford had not been carrying a firearm when they entered the Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio last August.

Police aggressively questioned the tearful girlfriend of a young black man they had just shot dead as he held a BB gun in an Ohio supermarket – accusing her of lying, threatening her with jail, and suggesting that she was high on drugs.

“You lie to me and you might be on your way to jail,” detective Rodney Curd told Thomas, as she wept and repeatedly offered to take a lie-detector test. After more than an hour and a half of questioning and statement-taking, Curd finally told Thomas that Crawford, 22, had died.

“As a result of his actions, he is gone,” said the detective, as she slumped in her chair and cried.


How wonderful, yet another bit that helps make the Ohio police involved here look somehow even more deplorable. Such a tragedy. Maybe they could have, you know, asked Crawford to put down the BB gun on the ground that he told them was not a real gun and oh I don’t know, LOOKED at it before just opening fire and shooting him and others who happened to be in the way?


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