2 Michigan Officers Suspended After Man's Videotaped Beating

2 Michigan Officers Suspended After Man's Videotaped Beating

Floyd Dent was pulled from his car and punched in the head.

Published May 5, 2015

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — Two police officers have been suspended without pay after the videotaped beating of a black man during a January traffic stop southwest of Detroit in Inkster.

WXYZ-TV reports Tuesday that officer Chuck Randazzo is suspended for 15 days. Sgt. Shawn Kritzer is suspended for 30 days.

Union representative Al Lewis tells the newspaper that Randazzo was told his suspension is for excessive force and bringing the department disrepute. Kritzer was suspended for improperly administering medical attention to Floyd Dent.

Officer William Melendez was fired last month and charged with assault. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Footage from a police dashboard camera showed the 57-year-old Dent being pulled from his car and repeatedly punched in the head. The beating wasn't publicly known until WDIV-TV aired the video in March.

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Written by Associated Press


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