Mom of Casey Goodson Jr. calls for justice as FBI opens investigation into deadly police capturing

The sheriff’s workplace claims Goodson waived a gun at them.

The household of Casey Goodson Jr. is calling for justice after the 23-year-old was shot lifeless whereas coming into his house on Dec. Four in Columbus, Ohio.

Goodson was fatally shot Franklin County Sheriff’s Workplace deputy Jason Meade, however the particulars of what led as much as the capturing differ between the authorities and Goodson’s household. Meade, who had been participating in an unsuccessful seek for a fugitive together with the U.S. Marshal’s Workplace, mentioned Goodson — who was not the goal of the search — waived a gun at him when he drove his police automotive. Meade confronted Goodson exterior his house and he refused to drop his gun, U.S. Marshal Peter Tobin mentioned at a press convention final Friday.

However Goodson’s household mentioned he was getting back from a dentist appointment and had a Subway sandwich in his hand, based on household co-counsel Sean L. Walton.

“Casey had the display screen door open and his keys within the door and Deputy Jason Meade fired photographs at Casey,” Walton instructed ABC Information Prime Tuesday. “He fell into the home, the place he lay in his kitchen.”

Goodson’s mom, Tamala Payne, instructed ABC Information Prime that she was at work when she heard her son had been shot.

“[Meade] took an oath to serve and shield and clearly that is not what he does. … Due to this fact, I need justice for my son,” Payne instructed ABC Information.

“My 5-year-old referred to as me, crying and screaming, ‘Mommy, Casey simply acquired shot,'” mentioned Payne, who added that the kid witnessed Goodson’s loss of life.

Police mentioned a gun was discovered on the scene, however Goodson’s household mentioned he was a authorized gun proprietor.

In response to a assertion launched the Columbus Police Division, many info in regards to the incident will stay unknown till the investigation is accomplished. The Columbus Police Division is investigating the capturing, for the reason that sheriff’s workplace doesn’t look into deadly shootings its personal deputies.

There is no such thing as a police video of the capturing, since Franklin County Sheriff’s job drive officers will not be issued physique cameras.

Meade is a 17-year veteran of the sheriff’s workplace, however had been completely assigned to work with the U.S. Marshal’s Workplace, based on Columbus ABC affiliate WSYX.

“What I consider in my coronary heart occurred is that Casey was murdered in chilly blood for being a Black man,” mentioned Payne. “[The deputy] deserves to be in jail. He deserves to prosecuted to the fullest extent of the regulation.”

“The deputy sheriff’s workplace and whoever else is concerned must take correct steps in guaranteeing that their deputies are educated correctly,” she added.

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown tweeted on Monday that Goodson was “one more younger Black man who needs to be alive immediately” and referred to as for a full investigation into his loss of life.

“We stand with Sen. Brown in saying that that is sadly one other Black life misplaced, but it surely has to cease,” Walton instructed ABC Information Dwell. “Casey loved exercising his proper to hold a gun, and we aren’t positive what occurred that day, however no allegations of wrongdoing have been made. Casey was a law-abiding citizen.”

On Tuesday, U.S. Legal professional David M. DeVilliers introduced that the U.S. lawyer’s workplace and FBI will overview Goodson’s loss of life.

The Civil Rights Division of the Division of Justice, the Cincinnati division of the FBI and the Columbus Police Division, the investigation will overview whether or not any federal civil rights legal guidelines had been violated, based on an announcement.

DeVilliers mentioned the federal authorities will “take applicable motion if the proof signifies any federal civil rights legal guidelines had been violated.”

“The household is demanding a direct reply as to what occurred that brought about the deputy to decide on to take Casey’s life,” mentioned Walton.

Payne mentioned that she is going to proceed to be her son’s voice all through the method.

“My son, as I’ve acknowledged a thousand instances, was a tremendous little boy. And he was nonetheless somewhat boy as a result of he’s at all times going to be my child,” mentioned Payne. “Simply figuring out that Jason Meade took his voice, he not has one. Due to this fact, I’m his voice and I do know that I’ve to be his voice. … I’ve to face up for my son as a result of, if I do not, nobody else will.”

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