A Euclid police officer is on paid administrative leave after video of a violent arrest was posted on Facebook Saturday morning.
WARNING: Violent Content in this video
The video shows a violent struggle between a 25-year-old man and a Euclid officer in the middle of East 228th Street. As of Saturday at 8:30 p.m., the video had been shared more than 12,000 times on Facebook.
According to Euclid police, if all started around 10:30 a.m. when an officer observed a traffic violation committed by 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III, who was driving a 2011 Silver Hyundai.
The Euclid Police Department said in a statement Saturday evening:
It is the mission of the Euclid Police Department to provide professional and transparent service to the residents, business owners, and visitors to the City of Euclid. This entire incident will be reviewed, in detail, so that the public can have a full and open understanding of the series of events that eventually led to this violent encounter.
The struggle, which lasted about three minutes, the officer punches Hubbard’s face several times. The dash cam video shows the woman get down on the ground and repeatedly yell, “stop!”
The struggle continued as traffic passed by. Eventually, the officers handcuffed Hubbard and the woman.
Hubbard was medically examined at the Cuyahoga County Jail Euclid Annex.
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