Police Officer Zachary Rosen Killed One Man Before He Kicked Another

Zachary Rosen. Failure to indict for killing a man, he was still on the job kicking a man in the head. This time, his action was caught on camera.

In June 2016, 23-year old Henry Green was shot and killed in South Linden, Ohio by plainclothes police officers driving an unmarked car.  Green had a conceal carry license, but the version given by the officers is that Green fired his gun at them before they returned fire, killing him.

But, this isn’t about the conflicting statements regarding the incident that ended Green’s life.  Rather, it’s about one of the officers who killed him.

On March 27, 2017, a grand jury declined to indict the officers in Green’s death.  One of those officers was Zachary Rosen.  There were witnesses who stated that Rosen stood over Green’s dead or dying body and emptied his clip.  NBC reports that the investigation found that Rosen fired 15 times.

Yesterday, 10tv and other news sources reported on a video of an officer kicking DeMarco Anderson in the head while he was handcuffed and laying face down on the ground.  The Columbus police department has identified that officer as Zachary Rosen.  Rosen has since been placed on non-patrol duty indefinitely pending the results of investigation.

Police have issued the following statement:

“Based on what we’ve [seen] in the video taken on Saturday April 8, 2017, the action taken by one of our officers does not meet the standards by the Columbus Division of Police. It appears to be inconsistent with the values and training we instill in our officers. The officer self-reported a kick to the suspect while the suspect was in custody. We’ll learn more as the investigation continues and take appropriate actions based on the facts gathered. The officer has been temporarily reassigned.”

Columbus City Council issued a statement Tuesday:

“We are deeply disturbed and troubled by the video of the police incident that occurred over the weekend in Linden. These actions are contrary to how we expect Columbus Division of Police officers to conduct themselves with the community especially during intense situations. We agree with the statement by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. This behavior is questionable and inconsistent with the values of the City of Columbus. It erodes trust and confidence in our peace officers.”

 

Posted on 04/13/2017, in Cops Gone Wild and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. yahtzeebutterfly

    Terrifying!

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  2. I know. My young black boys went through being hunted with dogs through their own neighborhood. But guess what? My great grandmother spoke only in a whisper, never telling of the person or group who hunted and hung her for standing up against injustices almost a century before them. I advise everyone to keep the cameras rolling , never ride alone, especially where it’s been demonstrated that your life does not matter. Never give up in doing good, and never give in to fear or hatred, knowing that not all people feel the same way. Without the Quakers and others who later came to know the truth, we never would have been released from bondage.
    Toni Mariani Author

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Good morning Mariani,

      What you have shared here is so important. Thank you.

      I just said a prayer that your sons will always be surrounded by the Lord’s protection and Love.

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  3. Terrible.. just terrible

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  4. Disgusting behaviour from a peace officer. There must be sackings and many indictments along with heavy compensation to victims or their families until it hurts them enough to learn to change the way all police officers must treat the public of ALL colours.
    Hugs

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    • David,
      It’s a situation that is difficult to correct without the cooperation of each Chief of Police and mayor of each city where there is a police department. Cases that are settled are generally done so through the insurance carriers for the city, so they pay the settlements, the cities increase taxes, and overall, the citizens are those financially harmed.

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  5. I really want to talk to some volunteers I’ve worked with (who happen to be cops) and ask what the training stipulates for officer-civilian interactions in different scenarios. I haven’t heard of many if any instances of the “bad cops” in Houston in several years, but I’d love to find out what training’s like and what is being missed. Because of all the funding and resources sent to combat terrorism and make our police look like the Army at home (if you painted it all black), I bet that weapon’s training’s taken over and conflict management and communication have gone out the window. I’ve heard this theory, and the more I see these things happen, the more I believe it. Because the cops either are gung-ho or scared in these videos, in which case, interpersonal training and psych needs had better be addressed, or it’s gonna get a helluva lot worse. Hell, it’s BEEN getting worse, but what’s being done? Hugs and be safe.

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    • The training of today is safety first — their own safety. How each officer decides their own safety can differ. But, what I see with Zachary Rosen is not a matter of his own safety but an abuse of authority. That, and committing crimes under color of official right.

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  8. A situation where a 911 dispatcher gets it wrong, and an elderly man needing medical assistance was injured.

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    • Think they’ll pony up for his medical bills at least? /s

      This reminds me of the man having the stroke who was pepper sprayed because he couldn’t follow commands.

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      • Mindyme,
        I remember that case! It reminded me of other cases, including those involving deaf people, and Ethan Saylor who was autistic and killed.

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  9. if we had peace officers and legal police, the officer that kicked him would have been arrested on the spot…..ALL the officers that saw that are GUILTY of covering up a CRIME they SAW live.

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    • Bill,
      I agree, but it’s the “discretion” they have in their profession that gives them special treatment. The laws that apply to citizens only apply to law enforcement officers if an investigation board says so. That prevents another officer from arresting an officer that clearly violates the law. Hopefully, they will tell the truth in their reports during the investigation.

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      • seem i read somewhere in the constitution we ALL have the same rights, do NOT recall anywhere it saying one word about discretion for public officials.

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        • Bill,
          I agree with you there. Somehow, the federal legislative branch decided that the judicial branch judges itself because of separation of powers, and that judges have “discretion.” That was passed on to city and state operated law enforcement through separation of powers in state constitutions and thus, deputies are considered officers of the court, given “discretion.” No matter what the charge against a law enforcement officer or their actions (that land others immediately in jail), they are judged by “abuse of discretion” even if that phrase is not used at trial.

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