Video: Zachary Rosen Fired by City of Columbus For Kicking Suspect in Head


COLUMBUS — The City of Columbus fired Officer Zachary Rosen, the officer caught on camera kicking a suspect on the ground.

The Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge revealed the city’s decision Monday afternoon.

The firing comes after Police Chief Kim Jacobs recommended a 24-hour suspension for the officer. The Director of Public Safety had the final determination on punishment.

An internal police review found multiple supervisors determined that Rosen acted within department policy. But a deputy chief concluded that Rosen’s action was unreasonable and that Rosen used a type of force outside of department’s policy when he stomped on the suspect April 8.

Video posted to YouTube by Roiesha Pettiford shows a portion of the arrest. The suspect, Demarko Anderson, appears to be on the ground with an officer on top of him. Another officer, later identified as Rosen, comes from outside of the frame and kicks Anderson.

Rosen was also one of two officers involved in the June, 2016 shooting death of Henry Green A grand jury recently declined to indict Rosen and Officer Jason Bare for that shooting.