Video: Ky. college athlete body-slams officer during arrest

Video shows Michael Harris lifting a police officer over his head and slamming him onto the pavement


New York Post

GROVE CITY, Ohio — A college football player is facing felony assault charges after video showed him bodyslamming a police officer while being arrested.

Michael Harris, a redshirt sophomore at Eastern Kentucky who transferred from Auburn, was arrested Monday after officers were called about a disturbance at a business in Grove City, Ohio, involving an aggressive man, according to multiple reports.

WBNS-TV reports police believe Harris was intoxicated and didn’t know his whereabouts.

Video shows a man identified as Harris lifting an officer and slamming him to the pavement in a parking lot. Two other cops then attempt to apprehend Harris.

 
Video shows Grove City police officer being body slammed during arrest

Video released by Grove City police shows a suspect pick up and body slam a police officer on Monday. The officer was not injured. | http://bit.ly/2UJV4U7

Posted by 10TV - WBNS on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

As two officers spoke with the suspect out in a parking lot, he attempted to jump into the open driver’s side door of a vehicle, dashcam footage showed. One of the officers immediately intercepted him, at which point Harris began fighting with them.

The video showed Harris as he lunged at one of the officers and lifted him over his head. He then slammed the officer onto the ground, landing on top of him, as the second officer tried to pull him off from behind. Harris kept the officer pinned to the pavement as a third officer jumped into the melee

Harris is also facing charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct while intoxicated, per reports.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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