Jury: Ohio sheriff’s deputy not liable for fatal shooting


CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal jury in Cleveland has decided an Ohio sheriff’s deputy is not liable for fatally shooting an unarmed man who deputies said had claimed having a gun.

The Mansfield News Journal reports the verdict was reached Friday in a lawsuit filed by the executor of 28-year-old Brian Garber’s estate.

Richland County Deputy Raymond Frazier was the last remaining defendant in the lawsuit filed after the March 2014 shooting in Lexington.

Garber was shot 14 times by three deputies while sitting on his childhood bed at his parents’ home. A special prosecutor said Garber was holding an object under his shirt that proved to be a toy car remote control. Frazier and the other deputies were cleared of criminal wrongdoing.

Garber’s mother said “the truth means nothing” after the verdict.

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Information from: News Journal, http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com