Family of woman killed by undercover cop rally at police headquarters

Local News

The family of a woman shot and killed by an undercover Columbus police vice officer held a rally in front of the Columbus Division of Police headquarters, chanting to voice their concerns. 

Officer Andrew Mitchell said he shot Donna Castleberry in self-defense during an undercover prostitution sting operation. 

Mitchell was relieved of his duties and asked to turn in his gun and badge but he’s still with the department. 

Castleberry’s family said they are frustrated because of that and the fact that they still don’t know what happened between Mitchell and Castleberry two months ago when she was shot and killed.

Castleberry’s mom says her questions are consuming. 

“I try to replay it in my mind. What happened? What happened? And it’s different. But it’s horrible. It’s horrible not knowing was she in pain? Did that first shot do it?” Michelle Dalton asked.

Castleberry’s sister, Bobbi McCalla, said the rally is a reminder to the police and the public. 

“I would like to make sure that the public is still aware that we are seeking answers in this case and that city leaders know that we are still looking to them to give us those answers,” McCalla said.

Columbus police wouldn’t comment on the investigation or the family’s questions. A spokesperson told NBC4 that the investigation is continuing and investigators have spoken to the family as much as they can. 

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