Wednesday, November 7 2012 2:17 PM EST2012-11-07 19:17:51 GMT
A Norwood Police officer will appear on court on Wednesday after video surveillance caught him in an altercation with a suspect. Officer Bobby Ward was suspended in September after it appeared on cameraMore >>
A Norwood Police officer appeared in court on Wednesday after video surveillance caught him in an altercation with a suspect.More >>
Thursday, October 18 2012 8:47 AM EDT2012-10-18 12:47:29 GMT
Charges have been dropped against a woman who was shown on surveillance video being roughed up by a Norwood Police officer. Denise Diallo, 30, was facing charges of resisting arrest, possession and drugsMore >>
Charges have been dropped against a woman who was shown on surveillance video being roughed up by a Norwood Police officer.More >>
NORWOOD, OH (FOX19) -
A lawsuit has been filed against the same Norwood officer who was caught on surveillance video throwing a woman against a wall.
"The allegation is that my client was roughed up in the lobby of the Norwood Police Department," says Mike Allen, the attorney for Claude Henderson.
Allen says his client was ‘roughed up' by Robert 'Bobby' Ward, the same officer who was forced to resign after pleading no contest to throwing Denise Diallo against a wall in a holding cell inside the Norwood police station. Ward was sentenced to 60 days of house arrest in November and was placed on one year probation.
"My client, Mr. Henderson, was minding his own business walking down the street in the city of Norwood in the Surrey Square area," added Allen. "When he was approached by Norwood police officers, was placed under arrest, taken back to the Norwood police department, placed in the temporary holding cell, and after all that, was only issued a Disorderly Conduct citation."
That crime is a minor misdemeanor which carries a small fine. Then, Allen says, when Henderson started to leave the police station he looked in his wallet and didn't see the same amount of money he went in there with.
"When he noticed some money missing from his personal belongings, he went back to the Norwood police station and confronted the police about that and talked to him. They weren't happy about that, a melee ensued. The video was obtained of that confrontation, shown to the prosecutor, and those charges were dismissed," said Allen.
On Tuesday, Henderson spoke with FOX19 about the incident.
"I said to Ward, the officer that was actually on top of me that what is this all about and he just said 'well, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest, kinda like he was just making it up on the spot. So, I just kinda went 'okay, we'll see about that," explained Henderson.
Denise Diallo's lawsuit is still pending. Allen has also filed a federal lawsuit against Ward personally, the Norwood Police and the City of Norwood.
"If they're willing to show this much aggression and rage at a time when you would think that they're supposed to be on their best behavior, then what might have happened if it was on a side street, dark alley, no cameras, no witnesses... And we've already seen from other examples that people have already gotten hurt through Norwood. A woman got her wrist broken and it needs to stop, plain and simple," said Henderson.
FOX19 attempted to contact Ward to no avail, and on Thursday we left messages with Norwood's Police Information Officer Tom Williams, Jr. and with the Mayor of Norwood, Tom Williams, Sr. Neither has returned calls yet.
Saturday, May 25 2013 5:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 21:44:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanMore >>
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:19:49 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE 3) - The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville Scouts and their parents wonderingMore >>
The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville scouts and their parents wondering where they will meet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:03 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:03:49 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit. Tiara Monique Garness, 22, was arrested at about 5 a.m.More >>
A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:34:36 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Friday afternoon two home invasions are reported to police less than an hour apart. Police are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible. The first robberyMore >>
Two home invasions are reported to Louisville Metro Police less than an hour apart and now officers are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible.More >>