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Ohio officer who killed man during investigation had problems at work

Associated Press

FAIRFIELD, OHIO: Police records show a southwest Ohio officer who fatally shot a man during an investigation had been accused of attendance and performance problems at work and was recommended for “separation from service.”

The Dayton Daily News reports records it obtained indicate supervisors accused the Fairfield officer of violating rules, being excessively absent, going home early and neglecting his duty by missing a court date. He is a 10-year veteran of the department.

He is on administrative leave while authorities investigate the Saturday night shooting of a 23-year-old man. Police say officers responded to a reported domestic disturbance between the man and his father.

Police say the son fled and was later confronted by police. On recorded police radio traffic, an officer indicated the son claimed to be armed.


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