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Columbus Police To Investigate Officer Filmed Punching Man

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A bystander video shows the officer punching the man after a short confrontation.

Columbus Police say they expect to release body camera footage Monday from a weekend altercation where an officer punched a man in the neck.

A bystander's video of the Friday evening incident on Stanley Avenue shows a man confronting an officer who tried to stop a woman with children from entering a home.

Another officer then shoved the man before punching him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt_RvMlY16c

A weekend tweet by Columbus Police says Interim Police Chief Tom Quinlan reviewed the body camera video and a full investigation will follow.

The tweet says a preliminary review shows the officer appeared to be protecting bystanders during a call for service where guns were fired.