Ohio Cop Disciplined For Grabbing Disabled Woman's Camera (Video)

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Athena Fannin, who is disabled, called 911 after a police officer in the Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio, took her video camera away on Nov. 5, 2014.

According to MyDaytonNews.com, which posted audio (below) of the 911 call, the officer was identified as Sgt. Naomi Penrod.

Sgt. Penrod was recently given a two-day unpaid suspension and placed on a six-month retraining period.

“Your conduct on November 5, 2014 was unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the Village of Yellow Springs," Village Manager Patti Bates wrote in a Dec. 16 letter to Sgt. Penrod, noted Yellow Springs News.

Sgt. Penrod and two other officers reportedly showed up near Fannin's home after an eviction notice was served by a landlord who called the police. It's not clear if Fannin was the one being evicted.

When Fannin began filming the officers, Sgt. Penrod took the camera out of her hands. A video (below) of part of that moment was posted by PhotographyisNotaCrime.com.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Department investigated the incident and handed its results over to the Springfield City Prosecutor.

Sources: Yellow Springs News, MyDaytonNews.com, PhotographyisNotaCrime.com
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