COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Governor Mike DeWine is sharing his thoughts following the arrest of former Franklin County deputy Jason Meade in the death of Casey Goodson Jr. last December.
DeWine spoke briefly with NBC4 in general terms about Meade’s arrest.
“I don’t have any reaction to it at all. I mean, the process has to take place and that’s what you’re seeing,” said DeWine.
DeWine previously served as the Ohio Attorney General for eight years starting in 2011.
When asked to comment on Meade’s arrest, he spoke predominately about the legal process and its importance.
Charges against Meade come nearly a year since Goodson was shot and killed. When asked about building trust between law enforcement and the community — particularly with the timeline of the charges — the governor focused on the process.
“People need to have confidence in that process. So, when people see something happen, they get to follow that and in this country, we believe in the rule of law and that’s what we’re looking at.”
Meade is scheduled to be in court Friday afternoon. His arraignment will be held at the Franklin County Courthouse.