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Ohio Cop Fired For Pulling Over His Daughter's Black Boyfriend Without Cause

Posted On: Jun 23, 2018   |   Posted By: Essence

An Ohio police officer was fired for abusing his authority after pulling over his daughter's black boyfriend without cause. The officer, who is white, also briefly detained his daughter and the boyfriend in the back of his police vehicle.
John Kovach Jr., a longtime patrolman from Loraine, Ohio was fired last month after an internal investigation found that he violated his department's policies in the April incident. According to Newsweek, he did not like the boyfriend, 18-year-old Makai Coleman.
In the dash cam video of the incident, Coleman can be seen asking why he is being stopped.
“We'll make sh** up as we go,” Kovach responds. At another point he baits Coleman, telling him to “get smart so I can do something to you, even more.”
In the video, Kovach can be heard arguing with Gloria Morales who came out of her nearby house to investigate why two of her children, who were in the car with Coleman, were being questioned. Kovach can be heard asking Morales if his 18-year-old daughter Katlyn Kovach is inside...

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