Bryan Jones death spurs BCI to shift rules

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.
Melissa Topey
Dec 3, 2011

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.

Comments

SarahTonin

If you look at the picture alone, you probably wouldn't have any trouble coming to the conclusion that he probably deserved what he got. Hearing that he had a gun really clinches it! Is that Mike Dewine?

I Judge you

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SamAdams

Wait a minute. If an agency wants the investigation narrowed, the BCI WON'T take the case??? Excuse me, but if an agency wants the investigation narrowed, it seems to me that that's the one time the BCI is the most needed!

Katelih-Trailer...

 I wouldnt/couldnt look at a picture of a face and be able to come to the conclusion that he/she should be killed. It is sad that I can say I know of... at least, one person who would/could. 

Darwin's choice

  "Were within their rights to kill Jones".......................................

wiredmama222

Oh, please.  I feel badly that these people lost their son, but THEY called the police.  THEY could not control him.  HE had a gun and now they complain?  They were not in the house at the time.  Everything is conjecture.  I am really tired of hearing about it.  Truthfully, I am beginning to think these people have such a guilty conscience about it they cannot let it go.  They are partially to blame for it all. 

It is time to let the entire matter go.  Give it a rest. Forgive yourselves and move on. Get help if need be but move on.  And let the rest of us do the same.  Nothing will bring this kid back. 

origen

@wiredmama

Yes those people lost thier son, And that is awefully sad. The true sadness comes from the fact that the police shot him, A double tragedy. If they want it investigated it is also thier right, For the state to deny them that it is a triple tragedy.

czechurself

@ Sarah Tonin...thats "depressing"

@ Sam Adams...precisely. 

@ Darwin's choice...obviously a questionable determination

@wiredmama....you are the one consistently relying on conjecture.  In "fact" if you do a little less spouting your opinion on the matter and refer to the official testimonies and reports of the people who actually were inside the house you may not be so certain that this was the necessary outcome.  I fairly certain the parents called the police to attempt to relieve the situation not get him killed. 

Julie R.

The shooting of this young man was totally unnecessary.