Georgia grand jury clears officer in shooting of unarmed black man

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Posted: Jul 09, 2015 1:45 PM

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia grand jury on Thursday declined to indict an Atlanta-area police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black man who was fleeing them in a Maserati, officials said.

Nicholas Thomas, 25, was shot to death in March by Smyrna police Sergeant Kenneth Owens. Police said Thomas was driving toward officers, putting them at grave risk, when he was shot.

(Reporting by Rich McKay; Writing by Karen Brooks; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)