2 officers stripped of police powers following separate incidents; 1 charged with assault

Officer Brian Howard is accused of punching a man in the face. (HCSO)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Two Cincinnati Police officers are off the street and on desk duty following two separate incidents.

Officer Brian Howard is facing assault charges. He was arrested in Colerain Township early Thursday morning, accused of punching a man.

Howard is out on a $2,500 bond.

And Officer John Neal is accused of letting a civilian try on parts of his uniform and drive his police cruiser in Anderson Township.

Internal investigations are underway into both incidents.

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