Michigan State Police suspected 57 year-old Floyd Dent of purchasing drugs, so they trailed his car and pulled him over. What happened next was possibly the most “preposterous case of police brutality in modern American history” according to Shawn King of the Daily Kos.
Yanked from his car and put into a brutal, illegal choke hold, officers begin to repeatedly punch Floyd in the face, nearly knocking him unconscious. Another officer comes up and shocks Floyd three separate times with his Taser – putting him at great risk of death. In all, ten officers, all of them white, made contact with Floyd during this ordeal.
While in the hospital, Floyd was forced to take drug tests, which all came back negative for drugs.
They eventually charged him with not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. Floyd even disputes this charge. One of the officers, as you will see in the video, was previously cited by the government for falsely planting evidence.
Watch the video below: