Watch: Cops Beat Unarmed Black Man In One Of The Worst Cases Of Police Brutality (VIDEO)

Floyd Dent was arrested on January 28 in Inkster, Michigan for the possession of cocaine, resisting arrest, and assault. On Wednesday, the dashcam video of the retired 57-year-old’s arrest was released and it seems as though the truth has finally been revealed. When you see the video below and consider that Dent has no criminal history whatsoever, you’re going to be confused about those charges as well.

In the footage, Dent is dragged out of his vehicle and pulled onto the ground. One officer immediately places Dent into a chokehold and punches him 16 times in the head while another officer tries to handcuff him. More officers come into the frame, and one tasers him three times. Dent said:

“The next thing I know, the officer runs up to me with his gun, you know, talking about blowing my head off. Then he grabbed me out of the car and started beating on me, you know. I just couldn’t believe it.”

Dent’s attorney reports that there were 10 white cops on the scene, and that Dent, who is an African American, had been pulled over and had excessive force used against him for no apparent reason.

According to police, they’d been watching an area for drug activity through binoculars when they pulled Dent over because he “didn’t make a complete stop at a stop sign.” Dent did not try to flee and drove at a consistent speed until he realized he was being pulled over and complied. The police also claimed that when Dent got out of the car, he told the officers, “I’ll kill you.” There were several officers on the scene, and none had an audio recording of Dent making that threat. The officer who choked Dent said that Dent bit his arm, yet he did not take a photo of the so-called injury or get medical attention for it.
Fortunately, because of this footage, a judge has thrown out the charges related to resisting arrest and assault. Dent is still facing drug possession charges, although he says that the officers planted the bag of cocaine they found. Dent’s attorney says there is additional unreleased footage that captures the officers planting the bag.
It should be mentioned that in 2003, the officer who struck Dent in the head 16 times “was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for planting evidence and falsifying reports,” although he was cleared from those charges.
Dent has suffered plenty through this traumatic incident, but he says he’s just happy to be alive:

“I’m lucky to be living. I think they was trying to kill me, especially when they had choked me. I mean, I was on my last breath. I kept telling the officer, ‘Please, I can’t breathe.'”

Featured image courtesy of WDIV (screenshot).