David Dozier

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Service Record

Cincinnati Ohio Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired in 2004[1]
Salary $78,672 (2018)[2]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2015 Domestic Violence

David Dozier 2015 booking photo
David Dozier (2015)

Dozier slapped his son in the face with an open hand, leaving a hand print and loosening a tooth, and punched him in the stomach.[3]

Response Timeline

Dozier was placed on administrative leave.[3]

In September 2015, Dozier was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence.[3]

Dozier pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.[3]

Dozier was placed on the county's Brady List of officers whose actions put their credibility into question and might be bad witnesses in court.[3]

2017 Nightclub Shooting

On March 25, 2017, Dozier and other officers were working security at a nightclub when a gunman killed two people and injured 15 others.[3][4]

Response Timeline

On November 13, 2017, the family of one of the victims filed a lawsuit against Dozier, other officers, the city, and the nightclub's ownership.[4][3]

2020 Arrest of Samson Jackson

News report with body-worn camera footage

In April 2020, Dozier and other officers arrested Jackson on an outstanding warrant. While handcuffed in the back of Dozier's cruiser, Jackson removed his lap restraint, hit his head on the divider, spit at Dozier, and challenged Dozier to a fight. Dozier stopped the car and Tased Jackson multiple times.[1]

Dozier charged Jackson with resisting arrest, aggravated menacing, and harassment by an inmate with a bodily fluid.[3]

The incident was captured by Dozier's body-worn camera.[1]

Response Timeline

The department conducted an internal investigation and suspended Dozier for 24 hours.[1]

Jackson pleaded no contest to the charge of harassment by an inmate with a bodily fluid.[3]

On July 23, 2022, the other charges against Jackson were dismissed.[3]

On April 29 2022, Jackson filed a lawsuit, alleging the use of excessive force and civil rights violations.[5][6]

2022 First Amendment Audit

Encounter video

In 2022, Dozier encountered First Amendment Auditor Morgan Chan, who was in the department's parking lot. Dozier ordered Chan to leave the lot, refused to verbally identify himself, and refused to contact a supervisor when requested. Dozier repeatedly told Chan to "get a job".

The incident was captured on Chan's cameras. Dozier was equipped with a body-worn camera.

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