COLUMBUS, Ohio — Community activists are demanding an investigation into the arrest of an Ohio man after cellphone video showed officers kicking and punching the man.
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 Sept. 1 arrest of Timothy Davis inside a Columbus convenience store where officers tried to arrest him 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.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for Davis.