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Hearing: Cop named in deadly nightclub shooting to go before the chief

We've learned of new information surrounding a deadly police shooting by a Cleveland cop working off-duty.

Officer Walt Thomas will have a hearing with the chief Thursday. Thomas will be questioned about working off-duty without permission.

Last week he was working part-time at Libations night club. He confronted two men shooting at each other before he shot and killed Aron Jones. A preliminary review of the actual shooting shows 'that' was justifed.

However Thomas, A 21-year veteran, has been on extended leave from the force.

Cleveland Police provided the following background information on Thomas:

  • Appointed to Division of Police  in June 19, 1990
  •  2002 assigned to Narcotics Unit involved in a Use of Deadly Force incident ruled justified by the Prosecutor's Office
  • Resigned from the Division of Police on June 6, 2004
  •  Returned to the Division of Police on October 9, 2006, and assigned to District 4
  •  The officer involved is currently assigned to the Medical Unit on Extended Illness  

 

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