OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A prosecutor says he’ll call for a grand jury review of the case of a white business owner who fatally shot an unarmed black man during civil unrest in downtown Omaha.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said in a news conference Wednesday that he’ll petition the court to call a grand jury to review evidence to determine whether bar owner Jake Gardner should face felony charges in the Saturday night shooting death of 22-year-old James Scurlock.
Kleine also said he’ll turn over the case to a special prosecutor.
On Monday, Kleine had announced he would not charge Gardner with a felony in the case after reviewing the video of and witness statements regarding the altercation.