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Akron police officer resigns amid use of force investigation

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Posted at 7:07 PM, Apr 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 19:07:47-04

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron police officer has resigned amid a use of force investigation against him.

On Feb. 7, police arrested a man for domestic violence and resisting arrest.

According to officials, the department has a standard policy to review all incidents that occur between officers and a person actively resisting arrests.

Officials said that during the review, they saw a tactic being used by an officer that was used during the arrest that needed to be investigated.

The person that was arrested did not report any injuries.

The officer was placed on administrative leave while they continued with the investigation.

Officials said the officer voluntarily resigned on March 31, but that the department will continue with their investigation.

“We know that accountability and transparency are the cornerstones of public trust. All use of force incidents are thoroughly investigated and reviewed per departmental policy and the safety of all parties involved remains the highest priority. We are actively working to assure both our community members and our own officers are heard, supported and respected," acting Chief Mike Caprez said.