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Man arrested by Euclid police officer in violent viral video cleared of all charges

Posted at 6:41 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2019-09-10 14:26:17-04

The man arrested by a Euclid police officer in a video that went viral in August has been cleared of all charges.

A video of the arrest was posted to Facebook, showing a violent struggle between Officer Michael Amiott and 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III. Hubbard was arrested during a traffic stop after officers ordered him out of the car and tried to take him into custody.

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The officers at the scene said Hubbard ignored the commands to turn away from the officers before a struggle began. Once in custody, Hubbard was charged with Driving Under Suspension and Resisting Arrest.

On August 23, Hubbard's attorney filed a motion to dismiss the charges relating to the arrest, and Hubbard pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest.

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"As of right now, I'm hurt and afraid. I did not resist arrest. I stay out of trouble and never thought this would happen to me. When the officer told me to get out of the car, I got out of the car. Stepping toward me, he told me to face away, I didn't know what that meant at the time but I turned around immediately. When I turned around, I was attacked. I did not resist arrest," Hubbard said during a press conference with his attorney in August.

Amiott was fired as a result of this incident.

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