OKLAHOMA COUNTY DA DROPS CHARGES IN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS
News 9 - July 28, 2023 5:36 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY –
Charges will be dropped against Oklahoma City-area police officers in three separate officer-involved shooting cases from 2020, Oklahoma County District Attorney Vicki Behenna announced on Friday.
This includes five police officers in the death of a metro teen. Stavian Rodriguez was shot to death by Oklahoma City Police officers during a robbery in November 2020. Charges of first-degree manslaughter will be dropped against Officers Jared Barton, Corey Adams, Bradley Pemberton, Bethany Sears, and Jonathan Skuta.
It includes one police officer in the death of 49-year-old Christopher Poor. The Village Police Officer Chance Avery was charged with second-degree murder in Poor’s death on July 25, 2020.
And it includes one police officer in the death of 60-year-old Bennie Edwards. Officer Clifford Holman shot and killed Edwards on Dec. 11, 2020, after a confrontation outside a shopping plaza in the 2100 block of West Hefner Road in Oklahoma City.