Video obtained by a Detroit television station and published Sunday appeared to show police fist-bumping and imitating a man they’d allegedly beaten during a traffic stop.
In the video obtained by WDIV, the Inkster, Michigan police officers appeared to celebrate as they wiped off their hands and uniforms.
Greg Rohl, the lawyer for the man who was arrested, told WDIV the officers were wiping off blood and were joking around while his client, Floyd Dent, was just feet away in need of medical attention.
At one point in the video, one of the officers sprawled out on a bench and appeared to flail his arms. Rohl alleged the officer was imitating Dent’s behavior during the beating, which took place on Jan. 28.
The video wasn’t originally included in footage turned over to Dent’s defense, according to WDIV. After seeing the video, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy dropped charges that had been brought against Dent and instead brought charges against one of the officers who had allegedly choked and punched Dent in the head during the traffic stop.
The chief of police in Inkster reportedly resigned after the incident and officers seen on tape at the scene of the beating and at the police station are reportedly being investigated.
Watch the video below, courtesy of WDIV: