Man at center of violent arrest in Euclid speaks out after charges were dismissed

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The man at the center of a violent arrest by Euclid police caught on video spoke out Thursday, after the I-Team learned that charges against him were dismissed.

“I did everything that officer told me to do. You can’t tell me I ain’t do everything that officer told me to do. I did everything. He told me to get out of the car. I faced away; he attacked me. The whole time, he was aggressive,” said Richard Hubbard III.

Attorney Christopher McNeal, who represents Hubbard, said Wednesday, the charges against his client were dismissed. Hubbard faced charges of resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license.

Charges against a woman, Yolimar Tirado, who was with Hubbard at the time of his arrest, were also dismissed, according to McNeal. She was also at Thursday’s press conference.

Officer Michael Amiott, who arrested Hubbard in August, has since been fired.

“I’m happy that he’s off the force and everything. I’m happy all the charges were dropped; that’s the main thing. I’m happy we can just chill over the holidays with my family. We ain’t gotta worry about none of the court appearances,” Hubbard said.

Police said Hubbard resisted, but internal investigators found Officer Amiott used too much force. They also found he pulled the car over because of where the driver had stopped at a traffic light. And records show police brass had told patrol officers not to make traffic stops based on that reason.

“He had fun doing it. That’s why I’m happy he’s at home on the couch, watching me,” said Hubbard.

Continuing coverage, here. 

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