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Grand jury clears Texas officer in deadly February shooting

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has decided a North Texas police officer was justified in shooting a man who ran over another police officer during a February traffic stop.

The Tarrant County district attorney’s office issued a statement late Thursday that the jurors voted to take no action against Arlington police officer Craig Roper, who shot and killed 23-year-old Tavis Crane. The office released dash-cam footage Thursday.

During the stop, Crane is told to exit the car because there’s a warrant for his arrest. He refuses and puts the car in reverse, running over a female officer and ramming her car, before pulling forward and running over her a second time.

Roper tried to stop the car through a passenger-side door, but police say Crane wouldn’t stop and Roper fired his weapon.

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