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Bryan Jones death spurs BCI to shift rules

Melissa Topey • Jul 5, 2015 at 2:45 AM

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said a review of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation's role in investigating the July 2010 shooting death of Bryan Jones has prompted him to change the way BCI agents handle cases involving police shootings.

Bryan, 26, was shot and killed by Sandusky County Sheriff's deputies who entered the home after Bryan's parents called for help because he threatened his mother.

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BCI agents who helped investigate the fatal shooting determined that sheriff's deputies were within their rights to shoot and kill Bryan. The BCI investigation, however, did not review the administrative and tactical decisions that led up to deputies entering the home.

DeWine said BCI agents will no longer narrow the scope of their investigations when they're looking into police shootings — if a law enforcement agency wants the investigation narrowed, BCI won't take the case.

To read more about this story and what DeWine had to say, pick up Saturday's Register.

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