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Officer punches suspect after tussle, high-speed chase

Emil Whitis • Sep 28, 2012 at 4:24 PM

“They call me the pitbull around here,” Sandusky police Officer Sean Orman can be heard saying to suspect Juan Recio Jr. on cruiser video.

“Well you sure bit the (expletive) out of me,” Recio replies.

“No hard feelings. I just couldn’t see what you had in your hands,” Orman then says. “I got to do, what I got to do.”

*See other video of the arrest here. 

*Get Sunday's Register for the editorial Viewpoint on the arrest. For an excerpt click here.  

After reading the report and watching the video on Tuesday, Sandusky police Chief Jim Lang said he’s setting up a meeting with Sandusky police Officer Sean Orman and Sandusky police assistant Chief John Orzech today to discuss the action.

“This is not our normal procedure to strike someone with your hand or fist,” Lang said. “That’s not a good practice.”


For more on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Register.

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