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Alabama officer cleared of charges in shooting airman

May. 12, 2014 - 08:35PM   |  
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OPELIKA, ALA. — Opelika city officials say a police officer will not face criminal charges in the March 6 shooting of an airman on Interstate 85.

The Opelika-Auburn News reported Monday that Opelika police chief John McEachern released a statement saying a grand jury determined the use of deadly force was justified in the shooting of Michael Davidson, of Beckville, Texas.

Authorities have said police were responding to call about an erratic driver when they found Davidson pulled over on the freeway with several other vehicles. Officials have said responding officers told Davidson to put his hands over his head and shot him when they perceived a threat.

Davidson’s father, Billy Davidson, has said his son was holding his wallet when he was shot, and suffered injuries to his stomach and colon.

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