OKLAHOMA COUNTY DA DROPS CHARGES IN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS

News 9 - July 28, 2023 5:36 pm

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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.

Related story:

  1. Lawsuit Filed Against OKC, OCPD Officers In Shooting Death Of 15-Year-Old Stavian Rodriguez
 

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