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erienewsnow.com 13 Jan, 2022 01:30 am

Police probe clears Dayton, Ohio, officers who pulled paraplegic driver out of car - Erie News Now

Police probe clears Dayton, Ohio, officers who pulled paraplegic driver out of car - Erie News Now
By Peter Nickeas and Amanda Watts, CNN

" Owensby filed a complaint with the Professional Standards Bureau of the Dayton Police Department (DPD)." The police department's investigation faulted the two officers for muting their body-worn cameras during parts of the stop, and faulted one for a sarcastic remark to another officer caught on a supervisor's body-worn camera.The report also recommended the City of Dayton Law Department and the police department's general counsel and training bureau conduct reviews to determine if policies should be changed or training updated.The police department updated its orders in November to clarify best practices in dealing with disabled subjects.

An attorney for Owensby said the Dayton Police Department's review recommendations didn't go far enough by suggesting additional training might be appropriate for officers when interacting with people with disabilities.The police department review found that the officer who later pulled Owensby by his dreadlocks from the car had offered three times to help Owensby out of the car, and that Owensby admitted in his written complaint that he was "gripping the steering wheel to prevent officers from removing him from the vehicle.

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