Family Pleased Officer Fired Over Kicking Video

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The family of a man shown on video apparently being kicked in the head by an Ohio police officer says it’s pleased the officer has been fired but it wants “more investigation into his prior acts.”

The family of Demarko Anderson says if the Columbus police department can’t be counted on to properly investigate and discipline a “reckless” and “unfit” officer that calls into question its entire disciplinary history.

Anderson’s family says it wants to know what Mayor Andy Ginther will do to ensure all officers are held accountable for excessive use of force, not just those officers caught on video.

The city’s public safety director announced the decision to fire officer Zachary Rosen on Monday. The mayor says he supports the decision.

The police chief had recommended Rosen be suspended. The police union says Rosen should be reinstated.