ACLU wants to review West Virginia police shooting

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Posted: Jul 25, 2016 10:31 AM

WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is seeking details related to the death of a 23-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail ( reports that attorneys with the ACLU filed Freedom of Information Act requests last week with both Weirton police and State Police in connection with the May 6 shooting death of Ronald Williams Jr.

A State Police trooper wrote in a report that Williams was pointing a gun at officers when he was shot in the back of the head outside his ex-girlfriend's house in Weirton.

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The ACLU's Jeff Martin says the organization wants to review whether policies and procedures were being followed by Weirton police at the time of the shooting.

Williams was from McKees Rocks, outside Pittsburgh.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail,