CPD spokesperson Sergeant Chantay Boxill told NBC4 Detective Steve Rosser has his badge and gun taken away Wednesday. He has been reassigned to desk duty. A reason has not been given.
Daniels’ attorney says the officers who arrested her were politically motivated, and cite several pro-Trump social media postings by them. The local police union has denied the arrest was politically motivated.
Chief Kim Jacobs suspended the unit’s operations in early September to conduct an internal review following the arrest of Daniels and the fatal officer-involved shooting of a woman during a reported prostitution sting. The FBI is now leading a joint investigation into the vice unit.
Rosser is also among a group of officers who have been sued in federal court over aging porn star Daniels’ arrest in Columbus.