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Viral video of Dayton arrest prompts review by community council

A video posted on Facebook last month of two people being arrested by Dayton police has gone viral, being viewed more than 160,000 times by Thursday.

The 84-second video was taken by a bystander about 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at or near Banker Place by the Desoto Bass housing development.

It also has attracted attention from the Dayton Community Police Council, which promised a full and fair review, and it prompted a city commissioner to say the video was incomplete.

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The video shows a man on the ground in handcuffs shaking while next to multiple police officers. A woman at the scene also was arrested.

The Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV have requested cruiser camera footage from Dayton police.

Dayton police arrested 27-year-old Jewell Carter Jr. on charges of obstructing official business and resisting arrest, a police report states.

Dayton Municipal Court documents show he was also charged with two other misdemeanor counts of failing to comply with an order of a police officer.

Additionally, Carter was charged for not having a driver’s license, driving under suspension, operating a vehicle without license plates, failure to reinstate a license, driving under non-payment of a judgment suspension and having tinted glass.

Carter was stopped for an unlicensed vehicle and window tint and was arrested for failure to cooperate with investigating officers and failure to provide identification, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said Thursday.

Biehl said force was used in the arrest of Carter by three officers: Vincent Carter, Cody Hartings and Mark Orick. Dayton Fire Department medics responded to the scene to evaluate Jewell Carter, who was transported to the hospital and then the Montgomery County Jail, Biehl said.

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A 26-year-old woman in the video was arrested for allegedly obstructing official business, resisting arrest and misconduct at an emergency, a police report shows. The woman, Quinshayla Kelley, also appeared to be using her camera to record the event. 

Kelley was charged with misdemeanor counts of obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

There will be an administrative investigation because police used force to arrest Jewell Carter, police said.

The video resulted in some comments expressing outrage on social media. 

On March 1, the Dayton Community Police Council posted on Facebook that it was aware of the video circulating on social media.

“We, as a group, are working to ensure that the community voice is heard, details of the event are accurately depicted, and that the necessary steps are followed to provide and disseminate timely information,” says a post on the Dayton Human Relations Council’s Facebook page.

In the post, the council says it met with city and police leaders to start conversations about the timeline of events that led to the scene in the video.

The council said it would work in the next several weeks to release a statement of the facts and have a community conversation with follow-up information about the incident.

“The CPC will work with law enforcement to ensure that investigations of the event are complete, thorough and impartial,” the group said.

At Wednesday night’s commission meeting, Dayton City Commissioner Darryl Fairchild said the video is incomplete and he’s glad members of the Community Police Council have met to discuss the video and the incident.

“I encourage the community to watch for the continuation of that work as the CPC begins to dig in to get a full picture of what happened at that event and communicate that to the community …” Fairchild said.

Fairchild said he looks forward to the council hosting a forum where the community can have an honest conversation to continue to develop the relationship between citizens and police.

He declined further comment after the meeting at the advice of the city of Dayton’s law director.

The Community Police Council mission is to strengthen relations with police, youth and citizens to promote trust, fairness and respect. The council also seeks to increase community engagement to reduce crime and incivility and “establish and refine responses and protocols to events that divide community and police.”

The council’s members include a city commissioner, the police chief, the city manager and more than a dozen community members including church, development, nonprofit and educational leaders.

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