EUCLID, Ohio - Richard Hubbard III spoke with the media on Thursday after Euclid police dropped all charges against him following a video of his violent arrest that went viral in August.
"I'm happy that, you know, he's off the force and everything," Hubbard said. "I'm happy all the charges were dropped. I'm probably going to have a target on my back, because I got one of the police officers fired."
Hubbard still lives in Euclid, but he says he refuses to drive anywhere.
"I'm catching Ubers, man," Hubbard said. "This happened weeks after Trump said you can just beat up the guy. It happens everyday where I'm from, man. Not all cops are bad, but he made them look bad. All those officers came out there and attacked me. The first thing I asked the officer - why was I being pulled over?"
Hubbard's attorney said they are considering a civil suit.
Hubbard said the arrest was sparked by eye contact with former Euclid police officer Michael Amiott.