April 18, 2024

Black man mauled by police dog after chase in Ohio

A Black man in Ohio was mauled by a police dog during a July 4 traffic stop after he surrendered to authorities with his hands in the air after a “long pursuit,” officials say.

An Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Motor Carrier Enforcement inspector attempted to stop 23-year-old Jadarrius Rose, who was driving a semi-tractor trailer because he was “missing a left rear mud flap,” according to an incident report. Rose was traveling west on US Route 35 and failed to stop for the inspector and troopers who were called in to get help.

Stop sticks were deployed twice on the vehicle before coming to a stop on US Route 23.

“After several hours of being ordered to exit the vehicle, the suspect exited the vehicle from the driver’s side door,” the incident report said. “Orders were given to the driver to get down on the ground and the suspect would not comply.”

Rose can be seen on a video released by the OSHP standing in front of soldiers with his hands in the air.

An officer with the Circleville Police Department who is accompanied by a K9 is heard telling Rose to “get on the ground or you’re going to get bit”. Meanwhile, a trooper with the OSHP is telling Rose to “come to me.”

It was then that a Circleville Police Department officer, identified as “R. Speakman,” deployed his K9.

“Don’t shoot the dog with his hands up!” a trooper is heard yelling several times before Speakman releases the dog.

The video shows the dog running toward Rose, who dropped to his knees when Speakman released the K9.

The video appears to show the dog biting and pulling Rose by the hand while screaming loudly.

“Stop it!” Rose screams several times.

“Get the dog off him!” A trooper is heard shouting.

Other officers on the scene can be heard calling for first aid equipment.

Jadarrius Rose is handcuffed after the dog is pulled away from him. Ohio State Highway Patrol

Rose was eventually taken into custody and “troopers immediately provided first aid and contacted EMS to respond,” according to a statement from the OSHP.

It is unclear if the officer responsible for instructing the dog to attack Rose is facing any disciplinary action.

The OSHP clarified that “the dog involved in the incident was from the Circleville Police Department and not the Ohio State Highway Patrol.”

“This case remains under investigation and the Patrol is unable to provide any additional details at this time,” Sgt. Ryan E. Purpura with the OSHP told NBC News.

The Circleville Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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