On that day in April, John Kovach’s 18-year-old daughter, Katlyn, was dating a man her parents didn’t approve of, an 18-year-old named Makai Coleman.
She wasn’t responding to her father’s attempts to talk, so Kovach tracked his daughter’s computer to a friend’s house on West 34th Street in Lorain, Ohio, he told investigators. Then he sat in his patrol cruiser, waiting.
When Coleman’s silver Pontiac drove past, Kovach flipped on his flashing lights and initiated the traffic stop that would end his two decades with the Lorain Police Department.
“You can get out,” the officer told Coleman, according to a profanity-filled video of the interaction. “You’re going to jail.”
When Coleman asked why, his…