Protesters of violent arrest disrupt city council meeting

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 11:53 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Protesters upset over a violent police arrest delayed a Columbus city council meeting for nearly two hours as they demanded answers.

At issue is the Sept. 1 arrest of Timothy Davis inside a Columbus convenience store. Cellphone video of the arrest shows officers repeatedly punching and kicking Davis, who was wanted on a warrant from a year earlier alleging he assaulted an officer.

The Columbus Dispatch reports more than 100 people filled Columbus city council chambers Monday night.

The protesters demanded the firing of officers involved in the arrest along with Police Chief Kim Jacobs.

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Democratic Council President Zachary Klein told the newspaper he has confidence in Jacobs and the police but there's always room for growth.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com