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Florida officer won’t be charged in fatal shooting

October 26, 2019

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer who was fired after fatally shooting a drug suspect won’t be criminally charged.

The Pensacola News Journal reports a grand jury determined Friday that there wasn’t enough evidence to charge former Pensacola police Detective Daniel Siemen.

Siemen was fired for violating the department’s use of deadly force policy after he fatally shot 28-yeaer-old Tymar Crawford in July.

Officers were chasing Crawford for several minutes and tried to subdue him when he arrived at his home and got out of his vehicle. Body camera and dashboard camera video shows Crawford shoving Siemen. Another officer used a Taser on Crawford, who grabbed the device with both hands. Siemen fired his weapon after the other officer shouted, “He’s got my Taser!”

Siemen fired seven shots at Crawford.

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Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com