“A Lawrence police officer swept the legs out from an uncooperative man and punched him in the face as many as four times during an August arrest, an investigation concluded.
At a news conference Friday, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said a single misdemeanor charge of battery has been filed against Frank McClelland, who is no longer a Lawrence police officer.
On Aug. 16 an officer was dispatched to the 1900 block of 19th Street for a report of two men fighting, Branson said. Unable to separate the men, the officer used pepper spray and called for backup. McClelland was the next officer to arrive on the scene.”