Protesters took over last night's Columbus City Council meeting for nearly two hours, reiterating demands made last week to fire the white police officers captured on video beating a black man during an arrest on September 1st.
A cellphone video of a violent arrest by white Columbus police officers of a black man in early September prompted more than two-dozen people to stage a protest at last night's Columbus City Council meeting.
Dozens of protestors interrupted a Columbus City Council community meeting last night, calling for the firing of Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen, who recently was captured on video kicking a suspect in the head.
Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien says there will be an independent element of the investigation being conducted into the shooting death of a African-American man by a white Columbus police officer earlier this year.
Columbus police statistics for the summer safety initiative, or summer strike force, show officers made 402 arrests, and confiscated 87 firearms and nearly 2 1/2 kilograms of heroin from late May through late August.
There were no disruptions of last night's Columbus City Council meeting as there were last week, when activists seeking justice in the police shooting deaths of two African-Americans shut down the meeting.