Euclid Police Officer Suspended After Beating Man During Traffic Arrest

A Euclid police officer is on paid administrative leave following an alleged “violent” struggle lasting more than three minutes with a Cleveland man he arrested during a traffic stop.

According to a news release from Lieutenant Mitchell Houser:

The officer witnessed a moving/traffic violation committed by a man later identified as Richard Hubbard III, 25, around 10:30 a.m. Aug. 12. Police attempted to stop Hubbard, who had been driving a 2011 silver Hyundai, near 240 East 228th Street.

Police ordered Hubbard out of the car and to face away in order to take him into custody. Hubbard ignored the order to face away and as the officer attempted to take Hubbard into custody he began physically resisting. A struggle ensued, and additional officers were needed to eventually take Hubbard into custody.

The incident was captured on the police dash-camera.

Hubbard was medically examined at the Cuyahoga County Jail Euclid Annex. The arresting officer was treated and released from an area hospital.

Hubbard posted bond from the Cuyahoga County Jail Euclid Annex on charges of driving under suspension and resisting arrest.

“It is the mission of the Euclid Police Department to provide professional and transparent service to the residents, business owners, and visitors to the city of Euclid. This entire incident will be reviewed, in detail, so that the public can have a full and open understanding of the series of events that eventually led to this violent encounter,” Houser said in his statement.


Bystander video below:

Local news report and dash cam video below:

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