TOLEDO, Ohio — U.S. Olympian boxer and bronze medal winner Oshae Jones has a new opponent: Toledo police who she is accusing of using unnecessary force and wrongful arrest.
The match unfolded last month on the streets of Toledo where Jones trained on her way to Olympic history, winning the bronze as a welterweight in the 2020 Games (held in the summer of 2021 in Tokyo).
The incident was captured on police body cameras and shows Jones repeatedly demanding an officer's badge number. The officers were in the neighborhood attempting to break up a crowd that had gathered. City officials have yet to comment.
Jones' attorneys say she was asleep in her home when officers pounded on the door. While trying to identify the officers, Jones appears to refuse to leave. Officers then attempt to handcuff her.
"Will you stop [expletive] moving?" an officer shouts, according to the body camera video released to 3News Investigates by the Toledo Police Department. "Will you stop [expletive] cussing at me?" Jones responds.
During the incident, a female officer appears to swing at Jones' head. That officer is now the subject of an internal investigation.
"She just hit me!" Jones shouted. "She just hit me!"
Jones, meanwhile, is charged in Toledo Municipal Court with resisting arrest, obstructing justice and failing to disperse. She is free on bond awaiting a resolution.
"You're supposed to be an Olympic boxer," one officer is heard saying during the arrest. "Look how you're acting."
Jones, 24, and her attorneys are demanding the charges against her be dropped and that police provide an apology for the arrest.
"A dismissal of the charges," attorney N. John Bey said a recent press conference. "We're looking for a formal apology and we are looking for the opportunity for her reputation to be back in tack."
Jones lost her women's welterweight semifinal bout to China's Gu Hong bringing her stellar run in Tokyo to a close with two victories and one defeat. She won gold in the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru.