Corrections Officer David Nussbaum said in his incident report that Kenton County jail inmate Steven Jordan was disobeying orders.
Newly released body camera footage shows a Northern Kentucky corrections officer slamming an inmate to the floor.
The incident – which left Jordan with a large gash above his right eye – was captured on another officer’s body camera. It is unclear from the video what prompted the scuffle, but Jordan and Nussbaum can be seen facing each other at the start. Nussbaum pushes Jordan, who rocks back on his heels. Nussbaum then slams Jordan to the floor.
A second officer handcuffs Jordan, and he is told several times to be quiet as he is lying face-down, blood pooling under his head. Jordan continues to swear, saying he needs to go to the hospital.
“Inmate Jordan refused my verbal instructions and said, ‘F— you,’ ” Nussbaum said. He said Jordan slapped away his hand after Nussbaum grabbed Jordan’s wrist. Nussbaum said he tried to push Jordan against a wall. Then, because of Jordan’s “aggressive” stance and his continued attempts to pull away, “I wrapped my arms around inmate Jordan’s torso and muscled him to the floor.”
Other officers corroborated Nussbaum’s statement.
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