Murder charge dismissed against Oklahoma officer in shooting
September 3, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A murder charge has been dismissed against a suburban Oklahoma City police officer who fatally shot a man who refused to drop a baseball bat as he approached the officer.
Prosecutors did not present enough evidence that The Village officer Chance Avery committed a crime when he fatally shot Christopher Poor in 2020, Oklahoma County Special Judge Lisa Hammond ruled Thursday.
The ruling will be appealed, said District Attorney David Prater.
"We're going to continue to hold police officers accountable when they cross the line, and when they violate the law and kill peop...