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Problems Highlighted in Investigation of Fatal Yellow Springs Standoff
GREENE COUNTY -- Just last week, we told you about a Greene County major fired from his job.
Now, we're taking a closer look at his personnel record and the investigation into a police standoff that appears to have triggered his termination.
We looked through Eric Spicer's personnel file and there is only one written reprimand, for not reporting damage to his cruiser, which cost the department $5,000.
In July, Paul Schenk fired nearly 200 shots from his Yellow Springs home at deputies, officers and troopers from around the Miami Valley.
The standoff ended after several hours, when a SWAT officer from the Greene County Sheriff's Office returned fire, killing Shenck.
While the Attorney General's Office ruled the shooting was justified, an investigation of the incident from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office highlights some issues that night.
The result of that investigation is a 183-page report focused on the actions of Major Eric Spicer.
The report claims Spicer fired a shot that night after Schenck was shooting at officers, but he didn't report it to his commanders until hours later.
Also in the the report, there were allegations that Spicer led three different SWAT teams to the wrong location, saying he thought Schenck was on the move, running from home to home.
But other officers on the scene were confident Schenck was still in his house.
But the most extreme accusation is Spicer deleted the report he and others issued to the Greene County Sheriff just days after the incident.
Spicer says he accidentally deleted the report, and called the Chief Deputy to report it, but the Chief Deputy doesn't recall that conversation.
The investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office found Spicer used improper conduct for not reporting the shot he fired.
He also displayed improper conduct for leading officers to the wrong location.
But as far as purposely deleting the reports, while they accuse him of improper conduct, they can't determine if it was done by accident or on purpose.
The Greene County grand jury did not indict Spicer or the SWAT officer who fired their weapons that night.
And the Attorney General's Office found that both had sufficient cause to fire their weapons.
We reached out to the Greene County Sheriff, he has declined to comment, and has not given an exact reason for Spicer's termination.
We also reached out to Eric Spicer's attorney, and have not received a call back.
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