Wearing Olympic medal in court, boxer Oshae Jones defends herself against charge of resisting arrest
The case was continued Tuesday to get more video discovery to both sides.
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - It’s the body camera video we were first to show you last week. Olympic boxing medalist and Toledoan Oshae Jones arrested by Toledo Police and at one point being struck in the back of the head and neck.
Tuesday she appeared in Toledo Municipal Court as her lawyers continue their demand that her criminal charges be dropped. Outside court supporters demanded accountability and what they call real justice for jones. That court case is now slowly making its way through the system.
Tears for an Olympian are usually reserved for the field or ring but for Toledoan and 2020 bronze medal welterweight boxing champ Oshae Jones it’s frustration over her arrest in the early morning on July 31st outsider her home.
“I just want to say thank you to my city for supporting me. It means a lot to me in this time of need. I just appreciate all the love. I do a lot for my city. I put my city on the map,” said Jones.
Jones is facing misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, obstructing official business and failure to disperse after a gathering ended up on her front porch after 4am. She maintains she was asleep and after banging on the door asked an officer for a badge number when her boyfriend was arrested.
Officers then arrested her.
“Stressful, very stressful. Disappointed,” Jones added.
Tuesday in court both sides agreed to a continuance of the pretrial as both sides exchange more video evidence. Her lawyers had demanded a dismissal by this time.
“I know everyone heard our demand for the charges to be dropped. That demand still stands. As we all saw Oshae was the one who was assaulted. Oshae was the one who was a victim that night,” said Sean Walton, Jones’ lawyer.
Referring specifically to a strike in the upper neck and head area. Supporters outside court calling for accountability and justice for Oshae.
“She’s a hero to this country, not just this city but the country and so to be treated in this way is unacceptable,” said Walton.
“Just keep being positive. The truth will be revealed. Thank you. I just want to say thank you for the support. Just stand by me because I need it,” said Jones.
Jones is due back in court on September 27th.
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