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U.S. marshal calls his post-shooting remarks 'premature'


December 11, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A U.S. marshal said Friday that his description of the fatal shooting of a Black man by a white sheriff's deputy as justified was premature and based on insufficient information.

U.S. Marshal Peter Tobin said he made statements based on "insufficient information" he received before the beginning of an official investigation into the Dec. 4 killing of Casey Goodson J r. by a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy.

"It was premature for me to provide any opinion, conclusion, or other information about the facts of the incident," Tobin, U.S. marshal for the Southern District...

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