Body Cam Video Clears Officers in Fatal Shooting

CLEVELAND, OH- Several Ohio Police Officers won't be facing any further charges, stemming from a police-involved shooting back in March.

 A grand jury has made the decision to clear the officers Tuesday, based off the footage of the incident that was captured on their body cameras. Prosecutors saying the shooting was justified.

According to the Police Union President, the officers involved should return to full duty next week.

Cleveland Police officers ran for cover after Officer David Muniz is shot in the chest while responding to a call.

March 11th, officers responded to a duplex on Ottawa Avenue after a woman reported that her husband was armed and had threatened to kill her and their landlord.

Prosecutors say when Muniz and another officer arrived, 64-year old Theodore Johnson stormed out of his apartment, firing two shots, and striking Muniz.

He was saved by his bullet proof vest.

According to the prosecutor's findings, Johnson walks downstairs with his gun.

For the next minute and 34 seconds, officers try to get him to drop his weapon.

The video shows Johnson continues to disobey the officers' orders to drop the gun.

Prosecutors say he eventually raised his gun at officers, leaving them with no choice, but to shoot him.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty says, "The evidence shows the officers showed remarkable restraint and went above and beyond the call of duty to seek a peaceful conclusion."

He goes on to say, "As the officers had their body cameras on and operating, the evidence is indisputable."

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