Floyd Dent was repeatedly punched in the head during the traffic stop. Although the incident happened in January, the video was recently brought to light and to the attention of the authorities.
Worthy said the officer seen in the video, William Melendez, will face several charges, and that Dent's drug charge stemming from the arrest will be dropped.
Inkster City Manager, Richard Marsh, released this statement after the announcement of charges:
"Officer Melendez's employment with the Inkster Police Department was terminated April 15, which we believe was in the best interest of our community. We acknowledge Prosecutor Worthy's charging decision and will cooperate with the Prosecutor as requested."
Melendez was working with the Highland Park Police Department when the video surfaced. He had been working there for some time before then. The Highland Park Police Chief said Monday Melendez was only part-time for them and is no longer with the department.
Separately, Worthy announced two officers involved in a second beating video will not face charges.
In January, a man suspected in a Detroit carjacking, Andrew Jackson, was kicked and punched by officers who belonged to a regional car theft unit.
Worthy announced the officers involved in that case will not face charges, as it is "clear that [Jackson] was a felon attempting to flee." Worthy stated Jackson also refused to cooperate with the investigation into the video.
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