EUCLID, OH (WOIO) - The mayor of Euclid released a statement regarding the viral video which shows a city police officer assaulting a man on the ground during an arrest.
The graphic video shows a white police officer punching and slamming an African-American man's head into the pavement during an arrest on Aug. 12. Police say 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III, of Cleveland, ignored the officer's commands and resisted arrest.
According to a statement from Mayor Kirsten Gail:
Mayor Gail attended a community relations task force meeting Monday. Area residents questioned the way police are treating people during arrests, especially minorities.
Hubbard was eventually arrested, taken to the hospital for treatment, and later posted bond. A review of the arrest is still on-going.