MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - A witness has come forward to say what he saw Middleburg Heights officers do to a man was like watching the Rodney King video.
On Monday night police tasered Howard Hammon the Third five times because he wouldn't put his hands behind his back.
But a new witness, who has come forward to only 19 Action News, says it's what police did after the man was on the ground that is most disturbing to him. He claims one officer stomped on Hammon's head at least twice with his foot, while two other officers kneed him repeatedly in the rib cage, and yet another officer was punching him in the side.
Hammon would later die after being left face down in the grass for five minutes. When paramedics arrived he wasn't breathing and had no pulse.
We have yet again tried to get Police Chief John Maddox to comment. He has yet to make any statement since Tuesday, when just 17 hours after the incident he told the media his officers did nothing wrong.
The witness who has come forward says he did so because his conscience couldn't handle not saying something.