Ex-cop on trial for rape kills himself after SWAT team standoff

An ex-cop turned fugitive who cut off his GPS ankle monitor ahead of his rape trial killed himself with a high-powered rifle on Tuesday, ending a six-hour standoff with police. Tommie Griffin, a 52-year-old decorated former Cleveland police officer who won the department’s distinguished service medal in 2009, fatally shot himself in the chest with…

An ex-cop turned fugitive who cut off his GPS ankle monitor ahead of his rape trial killed himself with a high-powered rifle on Tuesday, ending a six-hour standoff with police. Tommie Griffin, a 52-year-old decorated former Cleveland police officer who won the department’s distinguished service medal in 2009, fatally shot himself in the chest with...

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