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Michigan Ex-Cop Found Guilty in Traffic Stop Beating

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    Michigan Ex-Cop Found Guilty in Traffic Stop Beating
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    Floyd Dent, stands behind his attorney as she addresses hundreds of protesters after a march on Michigan Ave. on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Inkster, Mich. Dent was pulled from his car in January, repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer and subdued with a stun gun in suburban Detroit.

    An ex-cop police officer faces up to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty of using excessive force during a traffic stop in suburban Detroit. 

    William Melendez was found guilty of misconduct in office and assault with intent to do great bodily harm. 

    Floyd Dent, 58, was repeatedly punched, kicked and stunned in an incident caught on a police dashcam video. 

    Dent was initially charged with driving on a suspended license, possession of cocaine and assaulting or resisting a police officer. But those charges were dropped. Dent has maintained police planted the cocaine on him.