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Jacobs Responds To Complaints That Protestors Were Mistreaded By CDP

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs posted a video on social media Tuesday addressing the arrests last week at Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman's Columbus office.

Jacobs said the protesters delayed medics from responding to a reported medical emergency. A spokesperson for the protestors, some of whom are disabled, say one was dumped out of a wheelchair by officers and there was no emergency.  Sixteen people  were arrested while urging Portman to maintain his opposition the Senate's health care bill. The Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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