A police officer in Ohio is on paid administrative leave while an investigation is conducted into the circumstances that led him to handcuff three family members -- including a 14-year-old boy -- and hold them on the ground at stun-gunpoint during a routine traffic stop.
According to Washington Township Officer Eric Hart's report, he initially pulled over Cassandra Meyers, 21, after noticing her "altered" license registration sticker, and was cited for a license plate violation.
During the stop, a man later identified as Aaron Tatkowski, who was in another vehicle, stopped and got out of his truck, and according to Hart's report told him, “I’m [expletive] sick of you cops. I’m [expletive] sick of you harassing people for no reason.”
Tatkowski says he didn't like the way the officer was talking to Meyers, so he questioned the officer about his behavior.
"He hollered for me to get back in my truck, so I got back in my truck," Tatkowski said. "Next thing you know, I'm yanked out of the truck and it made my girlfriend say a few things. He yanked her out of the truck."
Tatkowski says the officer threw him, his girlfriend, his daughter-in-law, and 14-year-old son to the ground.
It's at this point that a video of the incident filmed by an eyewitness kicks in, and it continues until Hart orders onlookers to disperse.