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Ginther says city is investigating claim disabled man was maced by Columbus police

A video that when viral on social media shows a man with prosthetic legs curled on the sidewalk as others care for him and call for a medic.

Mayor Andrew Ginther said the city is investigating claims that police officers pepper-sprayed a man with disabilities during a protest this past weekend.

A video that when viral on social media shows a man with prosthetic legs curled on the sidewalk as others care for him and call for a medic.

Ginther tweeted about the video Monday afternoon.

"I have seen the video and photo of the disabled man downtown last night. We are taking the matter very seriously and working diligently to find video, photos and additional information."

The mayor asked anyone with first-hand accounts, video or photos to send them to reportCPD@columbus.gov.

Pepper spray was used Sunday after police said protesters moved from sidewalks into the streets downtown and refused to disperse.

Police said the use followed the rules of engagement enacted by Gither and Police Chief Thomas Quinlan.