Dent's reaction to the charges being dismissed were obvious: Relief.
"I felt like it was the end of the world for me," Dent said outside the courtroom Wednesday. "It's like I aged 20 years."
Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced charges of misconduct in office and assault against Melendez and said those are charges she believes she can prove.
Even though charges have been dismissed, he may be back in court soon. He plans to take the city of Inkster to court.
Michigan State Police has been investigating Dent's arrest and has not yet released its findings.
Dent is expected to be a witness for the prosecution and he has a few parting words for Melendez.
"Justice has been served," Dent said. "Everybody saw what he did and now he's behind bars."