Officials have recommended a mere 24-hour suspension after a Columbus, OH police officer was caught on video needlessly stomping on a handcuffed man’s head. The victim in the video below is not struggling, not fighting, he is just laying on the ground, handcuffed, when the cop decides to smash the man’s face into the concrete.
Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen needs to be held accountable for his crime, rather than get a 1 day vacation. He has to be charged for his attack on a defenseless, handcuffed black man.
David Edwards of Raw Story reported the Columbus Police Department revealed that Chief of Police Kim Jacobs recommended the 24-hour suspension for Rosen. It is noted, however, that Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said in a statement that the director of public safety will have the final say about whether to uphold the suspension, fire Rosen or choose another route of discipline.
“While the chief of police has made a recommendation for discipline in the use-of-force case involving Officer Rosen, the director of public safety will make the final decision under the current [Fraternal Order of Police] contract,” Ginther said. “I have every expectation the public safety director will discipline Officer Rosen in a manner that holds him accountable for his actions, and I expect the final decision to be made as quickly as possible.”
Rosen’s immoral, unethical, and illegal behavior was exposed in April after video showed him stomping on Demarco Anderson’s head while Anderson was already handcuffed and appeared outwardly calm while asking the officer handcuffing him why he was being so aggressive.