Thursday, November 8 2012 10:16 PM EST2012-11-09 03:16:27 GMT
The Commonwealth Attorney says the Elsmere police officer who shot and killed a 21-year-old man will not face charges because his use of deadly force is believed to be justified. Police say Officer DavidFull Story >
The Commonwealth Attorney says the Elsmere police officer who shot and killed a 21-year-old man will not face charges because his use of deadly force is believed to be justified.Full Story >
Thursday, August 16 2012 6:19 AM EDT2012-08-16 10:19:26 GMT
Don Godawa says his son Michael was murdered by an Elsmere police officer and he's now filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Michael Godawa was shot and killed on the night of June 23 as he drove his girlfriend'sFull Story >
Don Godawa says his son Michael was murdered by an Elsmere police officer and he's now filing a wrongful death lawsuit.Full Story >
Monday, June 25 2012 4:20 PM EDT2012-06-25 20:20:52 GMT
Police at the shooting scene
Early morning Saturday, The Elsmere Police Department reported an officer involved shooting. Officers confronted a person on the lot of Finish Line Bar and Restaurant ,in Elsmere, KY. It was during thatFull Story >
A man died after a shooting by a police officer by an Elsmere police officer early Saturday morning, but it's not clear if the death was caused by the shooting, or by a subsequent crash.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 1:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:25:37 GMT
Several Cincinnati car dealerships are giving away $50 gift cards to active and retired military and veterans starting on Monday though June 2. In partnership with a non-profit military charity calledFull Story >
Active and retired military can stop by the following Performance Group locations now through Sunday, June 2 to receive a free $50 gift card.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
A truck hauling an oversized load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span into a river below as the driver watched the structure...Full Story >
Britain's Ministry of Defense says a Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft.Full Story >
Britain scrambled fighter jets Friday to intercept a commercial airliner carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan, diverting it to an isolated runway at an airport on the outskirts of London and arresting two British...Full Story >
A powerful earthquake has hit Russia's Far East with slight tremors spreading westwards as far as Moscow.Full Story >
A powerful earthquake on Friday hit Russia's Far East with tremors felt as far away as Moscow, about 7,000 kilometers (4,400 miles) west of the epicenter, but no casualties or damage were reported.Full Story >
ELSMERE, KY (FOX19) -
family of a 21-year-old man shot and killed by an Elsmere police officer says newly released video proves their son was murdered.
Elsmere Officer David
Byrd was called to Finish Line Bar and Restaurant in August to investigate a
possible DUI or underage drinking in the bar's parking lot when he questioned
Police say Godawa backed over Byrd's patrol bike, attempted to
flee the scene and struck Byrd with his vehicle.
"(Officer) Byrd loses his
mind because his bike gets hit and that's when he went firing his pistol at him
because he hit his bicycle," said Eric Deters, attorney for the Godawa family. "You
can't shoot somebody because they run over your bicycle and that's what
happened in this case."
"I want justice. I am
mad...mad over all of this," said Don Godawa, Michael's father.
"I have been robbed from my son and I do not even trust the police
Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders, who declined to take the case to a grand jury, reviewed the video before making his decision.
"The officer is lucky to be alive. He was almost killed," said Phil
Taliaferro, Byrd's attorney.
"He (fired his weapon) for two reasons; to protect himself
and the citizens," said Taliaferro. "The use of deadly force was
justified. He had a duty to protect himself and others."
Deters also lashed out at Sanders, saying he should try officer Byrd for the death
of Michael Godawa instead of saying he was innocent. Sanders declined comment.
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:32:47 GMT
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale. It happened just before 4:00 Friday morning. Police say the truck hit the cruiser, an unmarked SUV, at Reading and Victory. ThereFull Story >
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:20 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:20:42 GMT
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar. Bay County Jail officials say 35-year-oldFull Story >
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.Full Story >