Police Officer Zachary Rosen Killed One Man Before He Kicked Another
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.”