|Columbus Police under fire for an officer kicking a suspect in the face after he was cuffed.|
Columbus expands into Delaware, Franklin and Fairfield Counties. The center of state business is in the city. Andrew Ginther is the mayor of the city.
Ginther and police chief Kimberley Jacobs are steaming mad over the incident that happened over the weekend. An officer who was just cleared of a controversy is embellished in another one.
The officer Zachary Rosen is in the freezer after he was the person spotted on a video kicking a suspect handcuffed. The officer escaped a murder charge after he and another officer bucked Henry Green in 2016.
This incident happened in north Columbus. The officers responded to a call about a man threatening residents with terroristic threats. Police chased the suspect through the neighborhoods before he was caught.
During that arrest, witness Roiesha Pettiford recorded the arrest. The suspect, Demarko Anderson was on the ground with an officer on top of him. Another officer comes into the video and places a toe jam sandwich in his face.
Anderson screaming in pain was cursing and demanding a police supervisor to respond to.
Anderson was booked in the Franklin County Lockup on aggravated menacing, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, having weapons under disability and possession of controlled substances.
He will face a judge on some of those charges. He is innocent until proven guilty.
The video went viral and now the nation is talking. Social media is lit up about this. And of course, civil rights and social justice warriors are calling for a cannon firing.
The police released a statement somewhat condemning the incident.
Based on what we waw in the video taken on Saturday April 8, 2017, the action taken by one of our officers does not meet the standards by the Columbus Division of Police. It appears to be inconsistent with the values and training we instill in our officers.
The officer self-reported a kick to the suspect while the suspect was in custody.
We'll learn more as the investigation continues and take appropriate actions based on the facts gathered.
The officer has been temporarily reassigned.
Okay, the cop and partner Jason Bare were involved in the shooting of Henry Green, a 23 year old man who the officers believed fired upon them. Green was confronted by the two while they were in plainclothes.
Rosen claims that Green ignored warnings and got into an altercation with him and Bare.
A grand jury declined to indict the officers in the death.
Now this incident could impact his previous encounters where he used deadly force or restraint against a suspect.
More on this story in due time.