Grand jury finds ex-police officer choked man during arrest

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia grand jury has indicted a former police officer on multiple charges after it found he had choked a former college football player during an arrest.

The Henry County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday said former county officer David Rose Jr. was charged with two counts of violating his oath as an officer. He’s also been indicted on a simple battery charge and two charges of making false statements.

Rose was fired after an internal investigation found he used unnecessary force in arresting Desmond Marrow in 2017.

Marrow played football at the University of Toledo. He signed a contract in 2012 with the Houston Texans but was cut in the preseason.

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Rose’s lawyer, Lee Sexton, says they’ll be ready for trial and that he’s confident Rose will be acquitted.

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