COLUMBUS, OHIO –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and attorney Kenneth Abbarno have released a statement in response to the firing of Ryan Speakman for releasing a police canine on Jadarrius Rose during a traffic stop. Other officers were instructing Speakman to not release the dog because Rose was complying. Speakman released the canine on Rose moments later.
Attorneys released the following statement:
“It was the right decision to fire Ryan Speakman for releasing the police canine on Jadarrius. The bottom line is that Speakman used force on Jadarrius while he was complying – in our opinion, that force was excessive. The excessive force Speakman used was not a baton or taser like we often see in these incidents, it was a live animal that repeatedly sunk its teeth into an already terrified Jadarrius, conjuring disturbing images from the past.
“This traumatic experience will stay with Jadarrius for the rest of his life. As evidenced by the 911 call, he feared these officers and he was clearly correct to do so. He has the physical and emotional scars to prove it.”
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