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Yellow Springs Officer Charged With Assault In Camera Seizure

A police sergeant in the village of Yellow Springs has been charged with assault after officials say she used physical force to remove a camera from a resident who was taping police activity. Police were obtaining license plate information while serving an eviction notice when a woman came outside and questioned them. Officials say the woman then began filming the officers' actions, and Sgt. Naomi Penrod reportedly twisted the wrists of the woman and removed her camera. Penrod is charged with misdemeanor counts of assault, interfering with civil rights and disorderly conduct. She will be placed on administrative leave with pay until the case is resolved.