Ohio prosecutor releases 2015 video of police-slain man

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor has released video of a 2015 incident that resulted in assault charges against a 25-year-old man fatally shot by Cincinnati police this week.

WXIX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2b0T4NQ ) Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE’-turs) said in a statement Tuesday he wanted to provide all the information available and show how violent Jawari Porter was. The video shows Porter punching a woman in the face and then hitting a man at the downtown casino. A judge ruled that Porter was mentally ill and incompetent to stand trial in the case.

The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition and Black Lives Matter Cincinnati had issued a joint statement saying the black man’s death was avoidable. Deters said the shooting was justified because Porter was trying to stab the officer.

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