The “dancing cop” was caught on video punching an unarmed man in the face. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and Matt McGorry hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial
“An Ohio police officer who went viral in 2015 after dancing with kids was caught on video this weekend punching an unarmed man in the face who was standing and shouting at another officer, prompting outrage and a police investigation.
In the years since Officer Anthony Johnson was captured on video showing his dance moves, he’s become known as Columbus’s “dancing cop” and worked to promote community policing via speaking engagements and a podcast. On his Instagram, @ohnoitsdapopo, Officer “AJ” posts videos that show him joking, dancing, and singing with local teens.
“I grew up hating the police... now I’m a Police Officer,” his bio says. “I grew up in the same streets I now protect.”