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BREAKING: Sheriff's deputies cleared by Grand Jury

Escambia County - A Grand Jury has cleared the Escambia County Sheriff's deputies involved in the shooting death of James McGlothlin.  The Grand Jury also cleared the Escambia County deputies involved in shooting and wounding Roy Middleton.

Here is part of the news release from the State Attorney's office:

The Office of the State Attorney announced today that the Grand Jury for Escambia County, Florida has completed its review of the shooting death of James W. McGlothlin and the wounding of Roy Middleton.  Both of these shootings involved deputies of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.  The Grand Jury met over a three-day period of time and heard evidence from numerous witnesses including Special Agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, deputies of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, as well as civilian witnesses.  Based upon their review of this testimony, as well as other evidence, the Grand Jury has returned No True Bills in both of these cases.  This means that the Grand Jury has found insufficient evidence to establish that any criminal violations were committed.  The Grand Jury has, however, returned a Report making recommendations to the Sheriff's Office regarding training and procedures.