Police officer body-slammed by college football player during arrest in Ohio
A police officer in Grove City, Ohio was body-slammed by a college football player earlier this week while attempting to make an arrest.
Dashcam video hosted by WBNS CBS 10 shows Eastern Kentucky football player Michael Harris body-slamming a Grove City, Ohio police officer on Monday:
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Watch this video: a @GroveCityPolice officer is lucky he wasn’t injured during an arrest. The 6’3” 245 pound suspect picked up and body-slammed the officer. The suspect has been charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. pic.twitter.com/2tk6nNT7iN
— Lacey Crisp (@LaceyCrisp) February 11, 2020
According to Lacey Crisp of CBS 10, officers were responding to a local business’ complaint of “a disturbance with an aggressive man who did not work there and wouldn’t leave.” When officers arrived to the scene, they encountered an apparently intoxicated Harris. He lunged at the officers before picking one of them up and body-slamming him to the ground.
The officers were eventually able to get Harris in handcuffs. Crisp’s article notes that, per court records, officers believed Harris did not know where he was or know anyone in the area.
The report states that the officer was not injured. Harris is a redshirt sophomore at EKU.