Late Sunday evening, a Kentucky police officer was arrested after he punched his wife in the face while she was driving him home from a Super Bowl party. The Louisville Metro Police officer also punted the woman in the head after the car had stopped. Jonathan Osborne, who has been on the force for nine years, tussled with law enforcement who arrived at the scene and had to be restrained after he attempted to kick the windows out of a police cruiser.
The 34-year-old cop’s wife, Sharon Osborne, was driving him home from a Super Bowl party where he apparently had too much to drink and was extremely agitated. At some point, according to Mrs. Osborne, Officer Osborne punched her in the right-side of her face, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. The car ended up hitting a tractor at a lawn and garden shop.
A couple driving behind the Osbornes stopped to help them. Per the police report, after the couple pulled up, Victoria Wimp went to the car to see if everyone was alright. She told police that Mr. Osborne yelled at her and told her to shut up. At that time, the other half of the couple, Louis Mossey, went to the other side of the car to check on Mrs. Osborne. It was at that time Officer Osborne kicked his wife in the head in a motion that Mossey described as “football-style.”
The Courier-Journal first reported on the story and provided an excerpt from the probable-cause affidavit.
“He said Mrs. Osborne was on her hands and feet trying to retrieve some papers when Mr. Osborn kicked Mrs. Osborne in the head in what was described to me as a ‘football-style’ kick, causing Mrs. Osborne to fall backwards. Mr. Mossey then said Mr. Osborne moved over top of Mrs. Osborne and tried to choke her out.”
After Officer Osborne had attempted to choke his wife, Mossey tackled him and was able to restrain the officer until police arrived. According to deputies, Osborne continued to act aggressively, spitting and cursing at them. Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Barrett Cook wrote in his report that he also had to tie up Osborne’s feet after the officer tried to kick out his car’s windows.
Mrs. Osborne was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for her injuries, which included a possible broken arm, swelling and bruising. As of Tuesday, Mr. Osborne is being held by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department on a $30,000 bond. He has a court date scheduled for Wednesday. His charges include aggravated battery, criminal recklessness and resisting arrest. He has been assigned to administrative duty by his police department.
H/T Raw Story