Police chief: Protesters were handled fairly

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Columbus police are investigating the arrests of protesters at the downtown Columbus office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman on Tuesday.

Officers were called to Portman's West Broad Street office to disperse protesters who were blocking access to the building.

Sixteen people were arrested for criminal trespass and misconduct.

In a Facebook video post, Police Chief Kim Jacobs talked about footage taken at the protest that appears to show an officer throwing a woman out of her wheelchair. 

Jacobs says the woman--when asked--didn't know for sure that an officer pushed her out of her chair.

Jacobs says in addition to the video captured by police body-cams, security cameras and cellphone cameras of protesters, they want to review even more footage and hope anyone who has video of the incident contacts them.