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According to police reports, Dent was put in a chokehold and hit 16 times in the head. The second officer struggles to handcuff Dent and a third officer uses a Taser three times on Dent.
Police said Dent refused to put his hands behind his back. Dent said he thought he was being choked to death and tried to pull the officers’ arms away from his throat. One of the officers said Dent bit him on the arm, and that’s why he started punching Dent. Police said the force was needed to restrain Dent.
Dent was not armed, but was driving on a suspended license. Police said they found a bag of crack coc aine under the passenger’s seat, but Dent said it was planted.
One of the officers from the video was with the Detroit Police Department in 2003 and was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for planting evidence and falsifying reports. However, a jury found the officer not guilty.
A judge looked at the video and dismissed multiple charges, saying there was no evidence that Dent was fleeing police, resisting police or that Dent was assaulted by any police officers.
originally posted by: DAVID64
But, when you're being choked by a cop, you're expected to over come a couple hundred thousand years of instinct and just stand there and take it. Thought everyone knew that.
I'm honestly surprised he survived his little run in. I fully expected one or all of them to unload a full mag on him.