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Euclid officer in court for 2017 traffic stop assault caught on camera

Posted: 10:01 AM, Nov 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 15:08:38-05
Michael Amiott

CLEVELAND — A Euclid officer, who was charged with three misdemeanor criminal charges over a violent traffic stop that was caught on camera almost two years ago, is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday.

Michael Amiott faces two counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of interfering with civil rights stemming from the August 12, 2017 arrest of Richard Hubbard III.

A bystander captured video of Amiott repeatedly punching Hubbard in the face during the traffic stop.

On Friday, the court asked the defense if they wanted to proceed and they said yes. Amiott was entered into a not guilty plea.

Judge Patrick Gallagher recused himself from the case.

The defense council said they are looking to file a motion.

A trial date was set for Nov. 20.

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