On Monday night, New Carlisle News reporter and photographer Andy Grimm was shot by Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Shaw. Grimm survived his injuries, and has stated that he does not wish for the deputy to lose his job. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has released bodycam footage, presented below, so you can judge for yourself.
It is unclear whether any disciplinary action will occur for Deputy Shaw, as the incident is still under investigation. It is also unclear whether Grimm intends to file a lawsuit against the department.
The video seems to depict events consistent with the statement Grimm issued after he left surgery. The officer issued no warning before firing, and Grimm was in the process of setting up his camera and tripod to photograph the thunderstorm that rolled into the area late Monday night.
The initial body cam footage released:
The longer version of the body cam footage:
Dale Grimm of New Carlisle News and Andy’s father, weighed in on Facebook.
It certainly seems like the deputy shot very quickly, but we aren’t able to see exactly what he saw. He quickly recognized that it was Grimm, and proceeded to call for help immediately, comforting Grimm while doing so.
Unedited footage, courtesy of Fox 45, was made available a few hours ago. This post has been updated to include both versions of the body cam footage.
So what do you think? What should be the outcome for Deputy Shaw? Let us know in the comments.