One deputy cleared; two still waiting

   District Attorney Dennis Smith has cleared a Beckham County sheriff’s deputy who killed a man five weeks ago, but no decision has been made yet on two Custer County deputies who killed a teenager four months ago.

   Both victims were shot and killed while the officers were on duty. Smith said the big difference was Beckham County Deputy Nick Crauthers had a videocamera on a Taser he used just before firing his gun whereas neither of the Custer County deputies had video cameras on their Tasers.

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