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Police fist-bump in station after assault of arrested man

The man was arrested in March, and footage of that showed him being beaten.

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A VIDEO HAS emerged that appears to show police officers in Michigan fist-bumping after the assault and arrest of a man.

It comes as protests broke out in Baltimore over the death of a young man, Freddie Gray, who was taken into police custody.

Floyd Dent

In Inkster, Michigan, newly-released footage shows what happened at the police station after a man named Floyd Dent was taken into police custody two months ago.

Detroit news site Local 4 reports that Dent was suffering from a “closed head injury, broken ribs and a fractured orbital” but had not been seen by a doctor when the video was filmed.

It has already been reported that Dent was stopped on 28 January by police.

That incident was also captured on camera, and showed him being dragged to the ground and receiving multiple blows to his head. Police said Dent did not pull over properly, and that they thought he was reaching for a gun.

This latest video adds a new element to the case, showing what happened after Dent was taken into custody.

Dent’s charges were dropped after prosecutor Kym Worthy saw the video, and criminal charges were brought against the police officer – who has since been fired – who was seen in the video punching Dent in the head, said Local 4.

The chief of police in Inkster has resigned, and the remaining officers in the tape are being investigated.

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