Video of the incident shows Ohene standing on a median before being surrounded by police, and then moving toward one of the officers.
“He was flailing, he was kicking and the officers were doing everything within their power,” Bard said. “I stress it was for his safety and safety of everyone else around.”
Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern said in a statement Sunday that the police department has assured him the altercation on the video is being investigated. McGovern says "Cambridge affirms that Black Lives Matter, but it must be true in practice as well."