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In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities across the country to protest police brutality against African Americans. While demonstrations in some cities have turned violent and destructive, Pensacola's protests have remained peaceful, no matter the size of the gatherings that started late last week.

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The shooting death of Tymar Crawford in July continues to loom over City Hall, and is expected to do that into the near future at least.

Crawford, 28, was shot five times by Pensacola police detective Daniel Siemen following a slow-speed chase and confrontation near downtown. A grand jury last month declined to file criminal charges.

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Last week’s grand jury decision not to return charges against a former Pensacola police officer in the shooting death of Tymar Crawford has begun the next chapter in the case.

“I’d just like to thank the family of Tymar Crawford and the entire community for their patience as they’ve waited for this investigation to be completed,” said Mayor Grover Robinson. “We understand it’s been a difficult process for everyone, and we are hopeful that we can continue to come together as a community and move our community forward.”

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An Escambia County Grand Jury has finished its work in reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a Pensacola resident by a Pensacola Police detective.

After a week of testimony and deliberations, the Grand Jury has returned a “no true bill” – that is, no charges to be filed -- in the shooting death of Tymar Crawford by Officer Daniel Siemen. State Attorney Bill Eddins says the panel concluded that this matter did not rise to the level of a crime.