An Ohio police officer deployed a canine on an unarmed black man, even after he complied with authorities and surrendered.
Jadarrius Rose, a 23-year-old semi-truck driver, stopped his vehicle after Ohio State Highway Patrol pursued him in a high-speed chase through several interstate highways.
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As he fled the authorities, Rose dialed 911. Phone recordings released by the Ross County Sherriff's office and obtained by CNN show that Rose was confused about why he was being pulled over, and that he feared for his life.
“I parked the truck and I was about to comply with them, but they all had they guns drawn out for whatever reason," Rose told the dispatcher.
Rose was pursued because his tractor trailer was missing a mud flap, according to the redacted incident report filed by Ohio State Highway Patrol.
"I don't know why they're trying to kill me," Rose told the dispatcher. "I do not feel safe with stopping."
When Rose finally stopped, he was repeatedly commanded to exit the car. He explained to the officers that he was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher.
Footage of the incident obtained by Scioto Valley Guardian shows that Rose received conflicting commands from police and state troopers.
In the footage, state troopers can be heard telling Rose to walk toward them. The Circleville Police department's canine unit approached as the events unfolded, and one officer yelled “Get your ass on the ground or you’re going to get bit!”
Another state trooper can be heard repeatedly yelling "Do not release the dog with his hands up," but a Circleville police officer, identified as Ryan Speakman, deployed the dog on Rose.
Rose screamed "Get it off!" as the dog bit into his arm and pulled him for over 10 seconds.
According to CNN, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that Rose was treated at the hospital for the bites, and faces a fourth degree felony charge of failure to comply with a police officer. Circleville Mayor Don McIlroy stated that officer Speakman has been placed on administrative leave.
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