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Police Officer Bodyslams Inmate Inside Kentucky Jail

Newly released body camera footage shows a Northern Kentucky corrections officer slamming an inmate to the floor. Corrections Officer David Nussbaum said in his incident report that Kenton County jail inmate Steven Jordan was disobeying orders. Jordan says Nussbaum used excessive force. The incident – which left Jordan with a large gash above his right eye – was captured on another officer’s body camera. It is unclear from the video what prompted the scuffle, but Jordan and Nussbaum can be seen facing each other at the start. Nussbaum pushes Jordan, who rocks back on his heels. Nussbaum then slams Jordan to the floor.
“What the f—, man?” Jordan cries. “Ow! Ow! Ow! What the hell did I do?” A second officer handcuffs Jordan, and he is told several times to be quiet as he is lying face-down, blood pooling under his head. Jordan continues to swear, saying he needs to go to the hospital. “You busted the s— out of my head,” he says at one point. At another, he says to Nussbaum, “That was a little obsessive, man,” to which an officer – it’s not clear which – replies, “Not at all.” Jailer Terry Carl said he is investigating the incident. He would not say whether Nussbaum is on leave. Nussbaum could not be reached for comment, but in the incident report, he said he told Jordan to stop looking through his bag of property.

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