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CDP Investigating Officer Who Punched Bystander

Jun 11, 2019

Image from cellphone video showing the officer punching the man after a short confrontation.

Columbus police have released body camera footage of an officer punching a man during an altercation last Friday.  

Cellphone video of the incident went viral.  In the 49-minute long footage, police responding to a call of shots fired near Stanley Avenue ask crowds to step back when Officer A.J. Johnson exchanges words with a man and then punches him. Police say Johnson was protecting bystanders.  An investigation continues. 

Here is a link to the cellphone video: