Floyd Dent

Judge Vonda Evans of Detroit made a compassionate speech about racism and police brutality before sentencing former Michigan police officer William Melendez to prison Tuesday for the beating of an unarmed Black man last year.

An ex-cop from Inkster, Mich. who was captured beating an unarmed driver on dash cam video will go to trial for misconduct and assault charges. In January, Officer William Melendez pulled Floyd Dent over for a traffic stop and things quickly went left. “I went to the ground, [and Melendez] started choking me,” said Dent during […]

The Inkster, Mich. police officer caught on dash cam beating and dragging a Black man during a Jan. 28 traffic stop has been charged with two felony counts, MSNBC reports. A county prosecutor announced the charges Monday following the beating that left 57-year-old Floyd Dent injured. Officer William Melendez allegedly punched Dent 16 times in […]

The Inkster, Michigan police officer involved in the beating of Detroit native Floyd Dent has been fired, according to Michigan Live.  William Melendez was officially fired on Wednesday after his five-day suspension for the incident. Dent, 57, reportedly ran a traffic light in January and was pulled out of his car by Melendez and another […]

An Inkster, Michigan police officer, seen in a video punching an unarmed Black man more than a dozen times, reportedly has a record riddled with allegations of planting evidence, falsifying police reports and using excessive force, according to the Huffington Post. The officer, William Melendez, can be seen pulling over 57-year-old Floyd Dent in the […]

If video of Inkster, Michigan officers dragging and beating 57-year-old Floyd Dent wasn’t bad enough, allegations emerged Thursday that cops involved in the incident planted cocaine in his car during the violent encounter, reports the Huffington Post. Dent appeared Thursday on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes alongside his attorney, Gregory Rohl, who says before the […]