Photos: March for Casey Goodson Jr.
Editor’s Note: Hundreds marched peacefully in support of justice for Casey Goodson Jr., who was shot and killed by a Franklin County deputy last week. The protest events took place on both Friday night and Saturday during the day in Downtown Columbus on High Street and around the Ohio Statehouse.
“In the week since the shooting death of Casey Goodson, Jr., I have heard over and over that statements made last Friday indicated the outcome of the investigation was predetermined,” stated Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther in a release issued on Friday afternoon. “That is not the case. U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin said that it appeared the shooting was justified. He was wrong to make a statement, and his words were inappropriate, uninformed and damaged the public’s trust in the investigation. The Columbus Division of Police, the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI are committed to following the evidence, getting to the truth and providing answers to Mr. Goodson’s family and the community.”
All photos by Matt Ellis.
Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer who covers bands that visit the city and the Columbus Crew MLS team. More about Matt can be found on his Instagram.