The Cop Michael Amiott has been fired, but here is the problem, why isn’t he in jail?
This is assault and he should be charged, but instead nothing happens to him and he will likely get another job as an officer.
A police officer in Ohio who was recorded beating a black motorist during a traffic stop in August has been fired, officials said.
The officer, Michael Amiott, was terminated from his job with the Euclid Police Department on Friday, Mayor Kirsten H. Gail said in a statement emailed on Tuesday.
Mr. Amiott, who is white, had been on disciplinary suspension after a video surfaced in August that showed him beating an African-American man, Richard Hubbard III, after pulling him over in Euclid, a suburb of Cleveland.
The video shows Officer Amiott punching Mr. Hubbard in the head and face more than a dozen times, even when Mr. Hubbard is prone on the ground. It was taken by a bystander and posted on Facebook, and the police department also released a version.
According to documents obtained by The Associated Press, Mr. Amiott received four letters of reprimand and one formal citizen complaint in his three years as a Euclid officer, but he was never disciplined beyond written citations.
He was cited for pistol-whipping a driver with a handgun, mishandling evidence, losing his temper in front of his commanding officer and being involved in two crashes in police vehicles, The A.P. reported.
Think about that he pistol whipped a driver and planted evidence but never was punished.
He wouldn’t have been punished for this as well if the graphic video didn’t come out.