City awards $30,000 to man kicked by Columbus officer

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Columbus City Council Monday approved an ordinance awarding money to a man who was kicked in the head by a Columbus police officer.

The city agreed to pay $30,000 to Demarko Anderson.

Cell phone video showed Anderson being kicked in the head by Officer Zachary Rosen while he was on the ground. The City Attorney said the city had to weigh the good and the bad of having to go through the litigation process in court.

“In this instance, if the city would lose, we would be responsible for attorney’s fees to the other side, as well as a potential conflict of interest between the city in representing the city in the termination of Mr Rosen,” said City Attorney Zach Klein.

Rosen was reinstated by an arbitrator and is back on duty.

Anderson is serving four years in prison for aggravated menacing and carrying a concealed weapon.

The Fraternal Order of Police directed all questions for comment to the City Attorney’s office.

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