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Euclid police officer suspended after video of arrest goes viral

Posted at 12:02 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2019-09-10 14:24:53-04

The Euclid police officer at the center of arrest that went viral after the video was posted to Facebook has been suspended. 

The Euclid Police Department tells News 5 a 15-day suspension was imposed retroactively to the date of the incident, meaning Officer Michael Amiott has been unpaid since the incident. 

The viral video showed the violent struggle between Officer Amiott and 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III. 

Watch video of the arrest in the video player below. WARNING: Video contains vulgar language. Content may be considered disturbing to some.

Once Hubbard was in custody, he was charged with Driving Under Suspension and Resisting Arrest. Officer Aimott was originally placed on paid leave but was then suspended. 

At a Euclid City Council meeting on Monday, Chief Scott Meyer said an internal review found that Officer Aimott "violated multiple rules and regulations" of the police department. He also said he suspended the officer for the maximum amount of time that he could per the department's rules and recommended that the mayor conduct a review and impose additional suspension without pay.

When Officer Aimott is eventually reassigned to patrol duties, he will be assigned to field training officers for no les than 60 days of retraining. 

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