Attorney requests adjustments immediately after guy shot by Columbus police
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The lawyer representing a guy shot by a Columbus law enforcement officer earlier this month sent a letter to Mayor Andrew Ginther’s business with a listing of demands.
Attorney Sean Walton, representing Michael Cleveland, sent the letter Tuesday, and is inquiring for a reaction in seven days.
Among the the requests Walton will make are:
- Blocking officers included in a taking pictures from returning to the streets until the lawyer general’s Bureau of Prison Investigation completes its investigation of a scenario
- Ending the police division’s new Gang Enforcement Device application.
Walton also wishes an immediate close to a coverage he explained stops people shot by CPD from acquiring visitation legal rights.
Columbus officer Joshua Ohlinger shot Cleveland on Feb. 5 adhering to a site visitors halt and foot chase.
The division hasn’t said what led to the visitors halt, and now, point out investigators are hunting into what happened.
Walton explained Cleveland, billed with having a weapon beneath incapacity, 1st visited with family members associates on Monday.
“Mr. Cleveland was shot 3 moments and one of all those pictures hit him in the spinal twine, so at this level, he has no motion below his waistline and is most likely paralyzed,” Walton explained. “His family’s been offered a single 30-minute pay a visit to yesterday and that took some phone calls to inquire them to suspend the coverage.”
NBC4 asked to speak with Columbus Division of Police Assistant Chief Lashanna Potts about the visitation policy. Although she was not obtainable, CPD verified it “has been in personal discussions with Mr. Cleveland’s family.”
When we questioned Ginther’s place of work for a reaction to the letter, a spokesperson stated he had not acquired it. NBC4 forwarded a copy to the mayor and is waiting around on a response.
Walton’s entire letter is under.
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