The results of an in-patient evaluation may determine whether police move forward with charges against Selorm Ohene, a 21-year-old Harvard student who was tackled and punched by Cambridge police.

Ohene, a mathematics student at Harvard College, was naked in a traffic median near Cambridge Common on Friday evening after allegedly taking a hallucinogenic drug. After a conversation with police, witness video depicts Ohene getting taken to the ground by his legs and held down by four officers as they try to cuff him. One officer punches him five times in the torso. Several individuals and groups have spoken out against the use of force, calling it a brutal instance of police violence.

Ohene was arrested on the charges of indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, assault, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on an ambulance personnel.

In a follow-up press conference held Monday, April 16, at police headquarters, Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard said part of the reason an arraignment has not yet been scheduled is that Ohene is still being evaluated.

“This department has gone through great strides to ensure it’s a socially just agency,” said Bard at the press conference. “When I say socially just I mean that we recognize that there are individuals, probably a great percentage of individuals, who are better served by means other than the criminal justice system. So there are individuals who are currently being evaluated to see if they fit that set of circumstances.”

Ohene has been transferred out of the hospital to another facility for in-patient treatment, according to Jeremy Warnick, director of communications for CPD, in a follow-up email Tuesday, April 17.

“A timeline won’t be clear until that treatment concludes or progresses,” Warnick said.

Commissioner Bard said at the press conference that Ohene sustained minor injuries during his encounter with police.

However, Ohene’s attorneys — Professor Ronald Sullivan Jr., director of the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School, and Professor Dehlia Umunna, deputy director of the institute — in a written statement released April 16 said Ohene is still recovering from injuries sustained during the encounter.

“This has been and continues to be a trying ordeal for Selorm and for his family,” read the statement. “We do not intend to litigate these matters in the media. As the public is aware, several students captured the incident on their cellphones. The video speaks for itself.”

A follow-up email to Ohene’s attorneys, requesting an update on his injuries and whether they were as minor as police said, has not yet been returned.