A recent video posted to YouTube appears to show two Columbus police officers taking a man to the ground and punching him several times.
The video’s source told the Ledger-Enquirer the incident happened on 10th Street near Rigdon Road on Feb. 15. The contents of the video appear to match police reports from the incident.
According to one report, two Columbus police officers arrested Tony Edge Jr., 31, for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and obstruction of justice.
Officer Ryan Vardman (who was injured during the officer-involved shooting captured on bodycam last year) said in an incident report he and Officer Chad Haynes saw Edge loitering in the road near a 10th Street home on Monday around 2 p.m. According to Vardman, Edge fled on foot when the two tried to investigate him.
“I was able to grab Edge again and he turned toward me in an aggressive stance as I attempted to take him to the ground,” Vardman wrote.
Vardman said Edge continued to resist arrest, even after being taken to the ground, and continued to hide…