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KFDM has obtained a copy of dashboard camera video from the night a Beaumont man claims he was the victim of excessive force at the hands of Beaumont police officers.

“Use of force is never pretty. If an officer has to tase someone, if an officer has to wrestle with someone or god forbid use his weapon on someone that’s not a pretty thing,” said Mitch Adams, the attorney for CLEAT.

KFDM aired a small portion of a videotape captured by a police dashboard camera in the Derrick Newman case. The video prompted the district attorney to ask for a grand jury investigation into the circumstances surrounding Newman’s arrest.

Derrick Newman was a passenger in a car Beaumont Police pulled over on August 24th, 2007. Police determined another passenger had an outstanding warrant. Newman was taken into custody for resisting arrest but never charged. The entire video lasts about 40 minutes.

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