Police release photo of bloodied LEO beaten during arrest attempt
The officer required several stitches and his face is still swollen
By PoliceOne Staff
CINCINNATI — Cincinnati’s police union president is asking for more support of their cops after an officer was beaten during an arrest.
According to Cincinnati.com, police were called to a YMCA after receiving reports of Durrell Nichols, 25, acting disorderly and refusing to leave the basketball gym.
Police attempted to force Nichols to leave, but he resisted. Nichols then assaulted the officers with a deadly weapon, resulting in the injuries of the unnamed officer.
The officer required several stitches and his face is still swollen.
“The officer would have been justified if he had used deadly force,” Hils said. “At what levels of leadership would he have been supported and at what levels would he have been abandoned?”
Nichols is behind bars on charges of assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing.