Ohio BCI takes over investigation into Butler Twp. officer who punched woman; FBI investigating

BUTLER TOWNSHIP — The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has announced they are taking over the investigation into a Butler Township officer punching a woman during an arrest.

The FBI and U.S. Attorney General’s office are also looking into the arrest, according to a release.

Monday officers were called to McDonald’s after receiving a complaint from employees who said they wanted Latinka Hancock trespassed from the property following an argument about a piece of cheese missing from her Big Mac.

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When officers arrived on the scene, video shows Hancock waiting in her car to tell police her side of the story.

When the officer told Hancock to fill out a formal notice for trespassing she refused.

Seconds later the conversation got physical.

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At one point an officer is seen punching Hancock in the head while trying to get her into handcuffs.

Hancock’s attorney said she suffered a concussion and other injuries.

The involved officer will remain on administrative leave until investigations are complete, Butler Township Police Department said in a release.

Butler Township said the department and township administration will not comment on the incident until investigations are complete.

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