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Hamilton Co. prosecutor to meet with Ohio AG over Officer Grant's death

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 19:57:42-04

SPRINGDALE, Ohio — Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said he's meeting with the Ohio Attorney General on Wednesday about the death of Springdale Officer Kaia Grant.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Deters are in charge of the investigation, but there is no time limit on when charges have to be filed because the Ohio Supreme Court Justice has waived all speedy trial rights at this time due to the coronavirus.

Officer Grant was killed and another injured when a suspect later identified as Terry Blankenship crashed into police cruisers on Interstate 275 near State Route 4 while involved in a traffic pursuit.

An official with the Springdale Police Department said the pursuit started from a traffic stop by Elmwood Place police -- Blankenship had a felony warrant out of Blanchester.

Springdale Police said they believe Blankenship intentionally rammed the cruisers, killing Officer Grant.