A Michigan driver is seeking restitution from the Taylor police departmentr, allegeing that cops hit him with a Taser and pummeled him for failing to signal while pulling into his mother’s driveway.
Taylor, Mich., police followed Cody Meredith as he drove home in the early morning of March 29, 2016, he said.
Officers claim they clocked Meredith driving 35 mph in a 25-mph zone, and said he had “braked heavily in order to not run a stop sign.”
“They’re police officers. I’m a black male”
Police responded by tailing Meredith to the home — and moved quickly when he turned off his ignition.
“Where you guys coming from? Get up off me,” dashcam footage captures Meredith telling cops as they approach him aggressively.
“At that point, in my mind, I’m thinking, ‘Why did I get stopped?'” said Meredith, who has filed a lawsuit over the incident. “Why did I get followed home when they could have pulled me over before I got to my home?”
The disturbing footage continues, showing officers punching Meredith in the head before using a Taser on him.
“There was no opportunity to say anything,” Meredith said during a TV interview.
“As soon as they got close to me they threw me to the ground and started beating me.”
Taylor police claim Meredith, then 18, resisted arrest — resulting in the aggressive takedown.
Meredith said those claims are false and offered another explanation for the beating that landed him in the hospital.
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