Detroit Area Police Officer Charged With Beating Motorist Pleaded Not Guilty
A judge set his bond at $25,000.
Dashcam video shows Inkster police officer William Melendez punching Floyd Dent in the head during a traffic stop back in January.
Prosecutors say they didn’t know about the beating until the video aired in March.
Melendez appeared in court yesterday — facing felony charges of mistreatment of a prisoner and assault.
His defense attorney says the assault charge is excessive.
Melendez has since been fired.