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Ohio Cop Filmed Repeatedly Punching Black Man Placed on Paid Leave

The violent arrest was recorded by a witness and uploaded to Facebook, prompting protesters to march on Euclid’s City Hall twice since it was posted.

Alex Lubben

A police officer in Euclid, Ohio, has been placed on paid administrative leave after he was caught on camera repeatedly punching a black man in the face after pulling him over for running through an intersection.

The violent arrest was recorded by a witness and uploaded to Facebook, prompting protesters to march on Euclid's City Hall twice since it was posted August 12. Police released the official dashcam video on August 14 and placed the officer—Michael Amiot—on paid administrative leave while it reviews the footage, according to Cleveland.com.


Both videos show Officer Amiott asking 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III to step out of the car before shoving him against it and kicking him. As the two men struggled, video shows, a second officer, who has not been publicly identified, joined the fray, holding Hubbard down as Amiott straddled his chest, punching him repeatedly before handcuffing and arresting him.

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