RPD releases details of use of force investigation, officer ID’D
(ABC 6 News) – Tuesday, the Rochester Police Department said that a use of force investigation occurred during an attempt to transport an individual at St. Marys.
Police said at approximately 4:00 pm, on November 13, an RPD officer was at St. Marys attempting to transport an individual when "the individual became agitated and resisted handcuffing and transport".
Attempts at de-escalation were not successful.
Officer Craig Sammon went to assist the officer who was attempting to handcuff the individual. Officer Sammon used physical force. There were no weapons involved.
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"As a standard practice, RPD reviews all use of force incidents to ensure that actions are in alignment with the law, policy, procedures, and training."