Inkster Police Officer To Stand Trial On Assault Charges

A downstate police officer is being ordered to stand trial on assault charges.

Investigators say, Inkster Police Officer, William Melendez repeatedly punched a driver in the head during a traffic stop.

The victim’s story was heard by an Inkster judge in Wayne County.

Victim, Floyd Dent, says Melendez threatened to kill him before repeatedly punching him in the head.

Officer Melendez’s attorney says unusual force was appropriate.