But he wasn’t reprimanded after complaints of bloodying a suspect’s nose in January 2015 nor for choking a suspect in April 2015. His file also states he struck a domestic violence suspect several times in May of that year.
Some complaints in Larscheid’s file were unfounded, but, in September of 2015, Larscheid shot a man who allegedly refused to drop a weapon. He was cleared of any wrongdoing in that incident on Glenwood Road, which is not far from where a witness recorded video of Larscheid striking Katie McCrary inside a Chevron store in June.
McCrary was accused of soliciting money from store patrons and the video shows the officer strike the 38-year-old woman while she is on the ground for more than 1 minute.
Her husband, Anthony McCrary told Channel 2 he thinks the beating was wrong.
“It was a male beating on a woman,” he said. “And he did not need to use that much force.”
Despite a previous internal investigation clearing Larscheid, the video led officials to reopen the case in July. The GBI's investigation has been hindered by an inability to locate McCrary after she bonded out of jail on an unrelated charge of prostitution.
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