James Eric Griffin (7501)

1/23/2013: Police say Griffin tried to steal a pack of cigarettes from an Alto Pic-N-Go. In convenience store video, Griffin can be seen pulling a machete out of his pants after the store owner confronts him. In a dash cam video, Griffin pulls out the machete as he walks towards Smith. Smith shot and killed him. http://www.americanownews.com/story/21789708/no-charges-will-be-filed-against-alto-police-officer-in-death

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