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Rep. Humphrey issues statement after former deputy charged with murder in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting

December 2, 2021
Latyna M. Humphrey News

COLUMBUS–State Rep. Latyna M. Humphrey (D-Columbus) issued the following statement after former Franklin County Sheriff’s office deputy Jason Meade was indicted on murder charges for the fatal shooting of Casey Goodson Jr. in December 2020. 

“While today’s indictment is a positive step forward in securing justice for Casey Goodson Jr., an indictment is not the end of the process, but merely the beginning,” said Rep. Humphrey. “We hope for a full, fair and transparent process that brings forth a conviction and healing for Mr. Goodson’s family and our community.” 

House Democrats have introduced a comprehensive police reform legislative package that would restore accountability, modernize use-of-force standards and tackle racial bias to promote the safety and security of all Ohioans. The package includes Andre’s Law, which would require the use of body-worn cameras and dashboard cameras for all peace officers. Meade was not wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting.