Aug 12, 2017

COLUMBUS POLICE


THE UNION REPRESENTING POLICE OFFICERS IN COLUMBUS HAS CAST A NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE AGAINST THE MAYOR AFTER AN OFFICER SEEN KICKING A RESTRAINED SUSPECT IN THE HEAD WAS FIRED.  JASON PAPPAS, PRESIDENT OF THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE NO. 9, SAYS THE UNANIMOUS VOTE CAME THURSDAY NIGHT. THE VOTE WENT AGAINST COLUMBUS MAYOR ANDREW GINTHER, CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT ZACH KLEIN AND PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR NED PETTUS. PAPPAS TOLD THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH THE UNION HAS LOST CONFIDENCE IN THOSE OFFICIALS' ABILITY TO LEAD. PETTUS ANNOUNCED THE FIRING IN JULY OF OFFICER ZACHARY ROSEN. A VIDEO TAKEN APRIL 8 SHOWS ROSEN APPEARING TO KICK THE PRONE SUSPECT IN THE HEAD.

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