Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:58 PM EST
By FARNOUSH AMIRI, AP
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A special prosecutor has charged three Columbus police officers Wednesday for alleged misconduct in their handling of demonstrators during the protests last summer following the killing of George Floyd. Special prosecutor Kathleen Gerber and independent investigator Rick Wozniak announced the first charges against two officers and a sergeant with the Columbus Division of Police in an ongoing investigation into the division’s handling of the days of intense protests last summer. The misdemeanor charges follow a federal judge's ruling in April that the division mishandled the protests and used force against protesters without provocation.