Why no news on investigation of Brian Garber’s death?

Why no news on investigation of Brian Garber’s death?

 

On March 16, 2014, Brian Garber was killed by members of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. It has been more than three months since this killing. From the information the News Journal was able to squeeze from the government, the deceased did not have a gun. Fifteen or 16 bullets were fired at him and the coroner was not called to the scene for hours. I have been a criminal defense lawyer in Richland County for 41 years, 7 months and 14 days and I question why there has not been one word about the investigation in this cause.

I know the stock answers. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) has taken over the inquiry because they are an independent organization. It would not be wise to be positively influenced by the BCI taking over this investigation. For years, it has worked closely with the sheriff’s department.

“We can’t reveal anything because the investigation is ongoing.” This is garbage.

What is there to investigate? Certainly by now, an autopsy would have been performed to determine if the deceased died of natural causes or the untold and unknown number of bullet holes in his body. This is not a situation where witnesses have to be sought and pulled out of the woodwork. It would appear all of the lay witnesses live in the Mill Run Road area and are known to the authorities. Certainly, the sheriff’s department deputies would be immediately available to accurately and succinctly tell what happened, given their excellent training and experience.

To this writer who has experience with many criminal cases, this walks like a cover-up, talks like a cover-up, smells like a cover-up and looks like a cover-up.

Draw your own conclusions.

Bernard R. Davis

Mansfield

 

 

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Why no news on investigation of Brian Garber’s death?

 

Chad Hutcheson · Mansfield, Ohio

So officers are to wait for shots to be fired? The tape said the guy had a gun. How would you expect them to react? Funny you say that, it was ONLY speculated he had a gun, the text message of him saying he had a gun was not found until he laid dead. So Chad, YES they should have went with caution, and yes they should have handled differently. Instead they went right up the stairs, un-announced and Deputy Zehner MURDERED this man to silence him for what ever. Maybe the investigation should include the 2nd Deputy’s daughter as being friends with the deceased wife? Maybe they should look into those posting on the MNJ that this wife also wanted a divorce and could not afford one and was copied for later reference as saying….”PROBLEM SOLVED” – Sorry ASSHOLE, but IF you only knew half of the truth you would not be putting your neck out for this man. You want to talk to someone who knows a lot of what’s going on it’s not hard to find me. Have a nice day – Phil Sydnor

1 · about an hour ago

 

Debbie Jasinski

It’s sad that you feel the need to call this young man a nut case. You only know what you read. You did not know this young man personally. I watched this young man grow up and yes he had some problems and a disturbance did happen but it was handled very badly. No words spoken only bullets fired, and yes I do know that to be true. You have an evil heart to throw words like this on here when there is a family suffering. You are quick to slam him but where is the investigation results? How can you not question this situation? It has been far too long for this family to be without answers and they have a right to know and as a citizen I have a right to know. God help us all if bullets are the only answer to domestic problems when the authorities are called. You never know what will cross your path one day, so don’t be so quick to judge. Geez lady, you have an attorney questioning it and I think he has some knowledge on how this all works. It most definitely is time for answers.

 

 

Chad Hutcheson · Mansfield, Ohio

How do you expect a lawyer to act? He probably wants to get in on the case.  Bla, bla, bla! – it’s high time we get a lawyer around here to grow a pair, MOST and I do know MOST will say…I won’t shit where I eat! – Now that’s ROTFL like the once fearless Drew Tyler used to say! By the way, where is this anonymous posting pusillanimous these days????

Ruth V Schwan · Top Commenter · Owner at Purr-L Harbor and Sand and Sea LLC

really? a nut case making threats, has or has not a weapon, people calling for assistance with the nut case, responders come, nut case being a nut case, nut case is shot, problem solved, its really no ones business in the public sector how many holes, or how. the continued path of the untreated nut case being a continued threat is over. Maybe you should be asking how to make it easier to commit the nut cases that are a threat to everyone instead.  Ruth, you sound like a NUTCASE yourself! – Nobody should have to pull the trigger this many times in ones house who thought they were getting their son help. You my friend are a pityful soul – Sure glad you told us where you work, I’ll be damned IF I’ll be giving you any business!

 

Connie Goble Garber · Works at American Health Network

Wow, you did not know him and you have no right to call my son a nut case. You are heartless. So since you have no heart then if this ever happens to you, evidently it would not bother you. A lot of the things that were reported about him was very untrue. Only a NUTCASE herself could call someone a nut case that had his life ended in cold blooded murder.

 

  • 5 · 5 hours ago

My personal comment on the MNJ site that you WILL NOT SEE, WHY? – I am censored from telling it like it is, the TRUTH on their site. This County is CORRUPT!, and quite frankly why we need new heads to change it… The Sheriff, the Prosecutor, Clerk of Courts, and MOST of ALL those 3 who do nothing Commissioners who have the POWER to do something that elect to do nothing!

Phil Sydnor · Major Sales

By the way some were posting in defense of Deputy’s early on in previous articles it should be looked at as a murder for hire. Then we have the case of a son being murdered in your own home and can’t sue? How quaint that the only one who can sue, won’t sue because the way posters said was a “problem solved” – problem being the wife wanted a divorce and was friends with Deputy Fraziers wife, and since Deputy Frazier was already under fire for a previous outrage and abuses of power it was Zehner who fired upon this defenseless man. How do I know Zehner was the trigger man? – The Mansielders Perspective broke this story when he was running his mouth in a bar that he killed him because he had a gun. So, which is it? – what this highly trained Deputy said, or what the BCI concluded that there was no gun? Since I cannot post, IF the BCI wants any truths, not conspiracy’s they can find it here – http://blog.mansfieldersperspective.com/why-no-news-on-investigation-of-brian-garbers-death/
Comments updated thru 7-14-14
 
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  • Jeffery Batcheller · Truck Driver at Benjamin Steel Co.

    Wow Ruth, by the tone of your comment, I think you’ve made it fairly evident who the “nutcase” is!
  • Chad Hutcheson · Mansfield, Ohio

    So officers are to wait for shots to be fired? The tape said the guy had a gun. How would you expect them to react?
    • Debbie Jasinski

      I don’t think anyone implied that they should wait for shots to fired. I expect them to put some of their training to use. Again, not a word spoken just shots fired. There was a flight of stairs between them and this young man and they never spoke his name, never tried to reason with him and never saw a gun because their wasn’t one.
    • Glenda Branham Rowe · Top Commenter · North Central State College

      I would expect them to go and and assess the situation, absolutely not to go up with guns a blazin’ without KNOWING he had a gun. It is their job to protect lives. So, if I called the cops right now and told them that you were harassing me and had a gun, they should assume you do and walk in to your home and murder you just because they were told you had a weapon? Your logic is ridiculous. It was murder, plain and simple.
  • Debbie Jasinski

    It’s sad that you feel the need to call this young man a nut case. You only know what you read. You did not know this young man personally. I watched this young man grow up and yes he had some problems and a disturbance did happen but it was handled very badly. No words spoken only bullets fired, and yes I do know that to be true. You have an evil heart to throw words like this on here when there is a family suffering. You are quick to slam him but where is the investigation results? How can you not question this situation? It has been far too long for this family to be without answers and they have a right to know and as a citizen I have a right to know. God help us all if bullets are the only answer to domestic problems when the authorities are called. You never know what will cross your path one day, so don’t be so quick to judge. Geez lady, you have an attorney questioning it and I think he has some knowledge on how this all works. It most definitely is time for answers.
    • Chad Hutcheson · Mansfield, Ohio

      How do you expect a lawyer to act? He probably wants to get in on the case.
    • Debbie Jasinski

      Oh I’m sure there are many more lawyers that feel this way but don’t want to ruffle any feathers. Mr. Davis has the backbone to speak up. Plain and simple there is no reason that this report has taken this long so why wouldn’t people become suspicious? It is only common sense. If there is nothing to hide then what is the hold up?
  • Ruth V Schwan · Top Commenter · Owner at Purr-L Harbor and Sand and Sea LLC

    really? a nut case making threats, has or has not a weapon, people calling for assistance with the nut case, responders come, nut case being a nut case, nut case is shot, problem solved, its really no ones business in the public sector how many holes, or how. the continued path of the untreated nut case being a continued threat is over. Maybe you should be asking how to make it easier to commit the nut cases that are a threat to everyone instead.
    • Connie Goble Garber · Works at American Health Network

      Wow, you did not know him and you have no right to call my son a nut case. You are heartless. So since you have no heart then if this ever happens to you, evidently it would not bother you. A lot of the things that were reported about him was very untrue. Only a NUTCASE herself could call someone a nut case that had his life ended in cold blooded murder.
    • Rick Rush · Top Commenter · Works at Ohio DRC

      Ruth you’r comments are really cruel by calling this man a Nutcase ! Do you realize he is someones son some child’s father some woman’s Husband ? Know one knows for sure what really happened in that room that night only the Deputies involved ! This has had to be so hard on all involved for Brian’s family for Law-enforcement ! There is NO real winners here there are Questions that has to be answered to Heal the family the Deputies and for the community as well ! Although Sheriff Steve Sheldon has been an Upright Honest Sheriff and Has done a Remarkable job for our county I’am sure he is well aware there are Answers the Family needs to know in order to Heal and also for this community as well ! Ruth Mental illness is very serious and Families have gone through so much as well as Mental Health workers and Law-enforcement officers please be a little more caring when dealing with a families Loved one !
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