- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (AP) - A police sergeant in southwest Ohio has been charged with assault after officials say she used physical force to remove a camera from a resident who was taping police activity.

WHIO-TV and the Dayton Daily News report police in the village of Yellow Springs were obtaining license plate information while serving an eviction notice when a woman came outside and questioned them. Officials say the woman then began filming the officers’ actions, and Sgt. Naomi Penrod reportedly twisted the wrists of the woman and removed her camera.

Penrod is charged with misdemeanor counts of assault, interfering with civil rights and disorderly conduct. She will be placed on administrative leave with pay until the case is resolved.

Court documents list no attorney for Penrod.

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