Michael Jason Meade is a white man who works as a deputy at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was born in 1980.
- He graduated from Franklin Heights High School in Columbus, Ohio.
- He is a former U.S. Marine. He received small arms training before joining the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
- In 2003, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office hire him.
- In September 2007, he was placed on No Inmate Contact Status pending an internal affairs investigation. He was removed from it in 2011. No explanation was provided.
- In 2009, he only checked nine out of 20 citizen complaints. In 2010, he only checked four out of 12.
- In 2010, he was removed from the Special Investigative Unit because he “has never lived up to the potential he possesses to be a good investigator” so he returned to his assignment at Jackson Pike Jail. In the same year, he received below rankings on his performance evaluation, which indicated that he had not done a progress report on a case of an elderly man who was robbed until seven months later and he seemed satisfied with only doing the bare minimum to get by.
- In 2014, he transferred from patrol to SWAT.
- He was one of seven Franklin County SWAT deputies who fired their guns during a shooting in Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA in June 2018 which killed Barry Leeth and David Arthur. The others were Kevin Christie, Matt Mills, Marcus Penwell, Dave Pollock, Dustin Randall and Joe Satterfield, WSYX reported. In the same month, he was placed on administrative leave for a psychological evaluation.
- In March 2019, he deployed his taser on a suspect and failed to notify his supervision or communications about it, which was a violation of rules and regulations. He received an oral reprimand for it.
- In September 2020, he received three above expectation rankings from his performance evaluation, which described him as an honest and highly motivated man. It also indicated that he made command decisions for his colleagues, was always counted on and thought things through.
- Assigned full time to a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force, he reported seeing a man with a gun and was investigating the situation in the afternoon of December 4, 2020. He was not wearing a body camera when he shot Casey Christopher Goodson Jr. three times in the back at the doorstep of the victim’s grandmother’s house on Estates Place in Columbus, Ohio. At the time, the task force had wrapped up an unsuccessful search for violent suspects and Goodson was not the person the deputies were searching for.
- The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office suspended him pending investigation after he shot Goodson, who died in OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He is represented by Mark Collins. On December 10, 2020, the lawyer released a statement claiming that Goodson pointed his gun at his client on December 4, 2020.
(This is a developing story. More details will be added soon.)