Floyd Dent is beaten by Inkster Police during a traffic stop which was all caught on police dashcam. Floyd Dent was reportedly protecting himself from being beaten and choked when he was arrested in January by Inkster Police. Video of Dent’s bloody arrest was aired by WDIV-TV (Channel 4.) Video courtesy of Inkster Police Department.
Fighting back tears, the auto worker with no criminal history, described how Inkster police officers dragged him from his car one night in January, choked him, beat him and Tasered him during a traffic stop that was caught on patrol car video.
“He was beating me upside the head,” Floyd Dent, 57, told a hoard of reporters and TV crews during a press conference at his attorney’s office Wednesday afternoon, as tears trickled his cheeks. “I was trying to protect my face with my right arm. I heard one of them say, ‘tase the M…F. ‘”
The Jan. 28 incident was caught on police dash cam video and is making national news. It shows Inkster police pulling over Dent in his 2011 tan Cadillac near South River Park Drive and Inkster Drive shortly before 10 p.m. The two officers approach with their guns drawn. As Dent opens the door, they pull him out and shove him to the ground. Dent does not appear in the video to be resisting arrest.