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Prosecutor clears 2 Cincinnati officers in July 4 shooting

July 6, 2019

CINCINNATI (AP) — A county prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two Cincinnati police officers after one of them shot and wounded a knife wielding man who’d called 911 to report on someone “acting wild and going crazy” at a city park.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters on Saturday said a review of body camera footage shows Cincinnati officers Albert Brown and Kevin Brown responded appropriately Thursday when the man refused to heed commands to drop a butcher’s knife while approaching them.

Deters says Albert Brown shot 23-year-old Devin Johnson three times.

Johnson was in critical but stable condition at a Cincinnati hospital Saturday. He’s been charged with two counts of felonious assault and one count of aggravated menacing.

Court records don’t indicate whether Johnson has an attorney.

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