Euclid cop seen punching man on camera had past complaints, little discipline
By DAKE KANG
EUCLID, Ohio (AP) - A white officer seen on video punching a black man over a dozen times in a traffic stop in a Cleveland suburb has received multiple complaints about his behavior during his three years in the police department.
Records show Euclid Officer Michael Amiott received four letters of reprimand and one formal citizen complaint but wasn't disciplined beyond written citations. The complaints include allegations he mishandled evidence and pistol-whipped a man during a traffic stop.
Records show Amiott was forced out of a previous job with another police department before Euclid hired him in 2014.
He was suspended without pay for 15 days after the arrest of 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III that was captured on video Aug. 12.
A police spokesman and the police union president didn't return calls seeking comment.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.