Special Prosecutor Tapped for Police Shooting Case

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BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A special prosecutor has been tapped to review the death investigation of a northern Kentucky woman shot by a Boone County sheriff's deputy as she left a field party earlier this year.

Jim Crawford, the Commonwealth's Attorney for Carroll, Grant and Owen counties since 1989, determine whether Deputy Tyler Brockman should face charges or if a grand jury will decide.

Investigators says Brockman shot and killed 19-year-old Samantha Ramsey in April as she tried to drive away from a field party along the Ohio River with three passengers when Brockman tried to stop her to determine if she was impaired.

Kentucky Attorney General's spokesman Daniel Kemp told The Kentucky Enquirer Boone County Commonwealth's Attorney Linda Tally Smith cited a conflict of interest in asking for the special prosecutor.

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