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Sunday, March 25, 2018
Video Shows Fort Worth Officer Punching Black Man At Harris Methodist Hospital
Watch: Video shows Fort Worth officer punching man at hospital after being called 'bro'
A Fort Worth police officer choked and punched a man during a 2016 arrest, authorities say, then lied in an attempt to cover it up. Jon Preston Romer Jr., 38, was indicted earlier this month on charges of official oppression, making a false report to a peace officer and aggravated perjury. He was booked into the Tarrant County jail and released March 15 after posting bond.
Romer encountered Henry Newson at Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth on Nov. 5, 2016. According to the indictments, Romer — who was working an off-duty security job at the hospital — punched, choked and pushed Newson during the incident. Romer later lied when he told investigators in 2017 that the use of force had been approved, the indictments say, and then he lied under oath last month when he said he told Newson he was under arrest before hitting him. Source