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Video shows questioning of John Crawford's girlfriend after fatal Wal-Mart shooting

Surveillance video from Wal-Mart shows Crawford carrying the air rifle. (Provided photo) Surveillance video from Wal-Mart shows Crawford carrying the air rifle. (Provided photo)
BEAVERCREEK, OH (FOX19) -

Recently released video shows the police questioning of the girlfriend of John Crawford on the day officers shot and killed him inside a Beavercreek Wal-Mart.

Tasha Thomas was taken on Aug. 5 from Wal-Mart to the Beavercreek Police Department where she went through 92 minutes of questioning.

“You lie to me and you might be on your way to jail. So I want to be very clear about this,” a detective said to Thomas, who can be heard swearing multiple times that Crawford was not carrying a weapon when they entered the store.

Crawford was fatally shot while holding an air-pellet rifle he reportedly picked up from a Wal-Mart shelf. A 911 caller had told police the replica gun was actually a real rifle and officers claimed Crawford did not obey when they instructed him to drop the weapon.

Footage from the interview, released on Monday by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office, shows the detective threaten Thomas with a polygraph test and ask if she's on drugs.

“Are you under the influence of anything? … Your eyes are kind of messed up looking and you seem a little lethargic,” the detective asked.

That detective later told officials that he was not aware while questioning Thomas that Crawford was carrying an air rifle sold at the store, according to a report from The Guardian.

A Greene County Grand Jury voted in September not to return indictments against the officers involved in the shooting. The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly conducting a separate review of the Beavercreek Police Department's actions.

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