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Protesters of arrest take over Columbus council meeting


Published: Tue, September 19, 2017 @ 11:11 a.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Protesters upset over a violent police arrest delayed a Columbus city council meeting for nearly two hours as they demanded answers.

At issue is the Sept. 1 arrest of Timothy Davis inside a Columbus convenience store. Cell phone video of the arrest shows officers repeatedly punching and kicking Davis, who was wanted on a warrant from a year earlier alleging he assaulted an officer.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2jIYkhI ) more than 100 people filled Columbus city council chambers Monday night.

The protesters demanded the firing of officers involved in the arrest along with police chief Kim Jacobs.

Council President Zachary Klein, a Democrat, told the paper he has confidence in Jacobs and the police but there is always room for growth.


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