CDP: Officers Who Pepper-Sprayed Rowdy OSU Fans Acted Reasonably
Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs says officers acted reasonably in pepper-spraying Ohio State football fans along High Street after the team won the national championship in January. Jacobs says the department's response to the "dangerous" crowd behavior was limited to "low-level use of force" that was reasonable. Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan's review says officers acted correctly in using tear gas and pepper spray. Quinlan has acknowledged an array of mistakes, which he says will be corrected through better planning and crowd-control training.