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Kohanowich Arrest Update

Post Date:04/04/2008

Contact: Lt. Hope Newkirk
Phone: 336-373-3689

GREENSBORO, NC -- (April 3, 2008) -- Alexander Kohanowich was arrested on March 27, 2008 for assaulting a Greensboro Police officer. Kohanowich acknowledged in a news article that his actions toward the police officer were inappropriate and in a later interview with police personnel, he advised he did not want to file a complaint. It was also determined that no excessive force was used during the course of his arrest.

However, the GPD has received an inordinate number of inquiries regarding the circumstances of the arrest. Therefore, the department is conducting a review of the arrest and will provide a statement regarding that review when it is complete.

“The Greensboro Police Department is committed to the professional delivery of service in protecting the rights of groups or individuals exercising their First Amendment rights,” said Assistant Chief D.K. Crotts.

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