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Georgia police officer charged with battery after excessive force investigation

Georgia police officer charged with battery after excessive force investigation

COLUMBUS -- A Columbus Police Officer has been charged with battery after an investigation into excessive force during an arrest in October. On Friday, Sept. 18, the GBI arrested Columbus Police Officer Clayton Watkins and charged him with Battery and Violation of Oath of Office following an investigation of an allegation of excessive use of force. On Thursday, June 4, the GBI was asked by the Columbus Police Department to investigate an allegation of use of excessive force by Watkins during an arrest of Donnell Russell. According to the GBI, the investigation determined that on Oct. 18, Watkins and a…
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