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District Attorney candidate wants answers in deadly bank robbery shooting

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

It has been more than a year since the robbery of the MEA Federal Credit Union that ended in a deadly shooting.  A man running for District Attorney on the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit is frustrated with the way the investigation is being handled.

Mark Post held a press conference Thursday and spoke about a civilian fire inspector at Fort Benning who was shot by a police officer during the robbery.  That man's involvement in the robbery or status as a victim has not yet been determined by officials.

"Tony Carr's family wants to know what happened that day.  My opponent should act on that case and she should act now," said Post.

Post doesn't understand what is keeping investigators from arriving at a conclusion.  He believes there is no reason for the delay.  Post added that in addition to the lack of closure for the family, there is the additional issue of keeping an officer on indefinite leave.

"Officer Vincent Lockhart Jr. has been on paid administrative leave since that day in September of last year.  I suspect that Officer Lockhart would like to get back to work.  And, of course the taxpayers are paying for that," said Post.

Julia Slater, the current District Attorney, said there is a good reason why she is taking so long but she could not elaborate on the specific details.

"I can assure you that I have been working diligently on this matter and it will be resolved as soon as possible," said Slater, "Having performed this task in my role as District Attorney, I know that each officer-related shooting must be handled on a case-by-case basis and there can be no artificial timeline."

 

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