Columbus police accused of using excessive force in arrest

posted by Ken Stevens - 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Community activists are demanding an investigation into the arrest of a man after cellphone video showed Columbus police officers kicking and punching him.

Protesters brought their concerns to Columbus City Council Monday, where they called for the firing of officers involved in the incident.

At issue was the September 1st arrest of Timothy Davis inside a Columbus convenience store.

Officers went there on a warrant alleging he assaulted an officer last year.

Video shows officers struggling to subdue Davis and eventually punching and kicking him.

Police spokesman Sgt. Dean Worthington said use of force depends on a suspect's behavior and police policy does allow for punching and kicking.


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