Ohio Cop, Who Beat Motorist, Uses Force On Handcuffed Girl, 16

Police Officer Michael Amiott, who was recently suspended for repeatedly punching motorist Richard Hubbard on Aug. 12, was also caught on a police body cam forcing a handcuffed teen girl to the floor of a library with his knee in Euclid, Ohio.

The library incident happened on April 13 when some teens gathered outside library during a time when minors are forbidden to enter without an adult.

After the teen used profanity at Amiott, he proceeded to bring her into the library and handcuff her. When she used profanity again, he forced her down to the floor with his knee to search her, notes WKYC.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Mike O’Malley said he is in contact with the U.S. Department of Justice and they are reviewing Amiott’s conduct.

The Marshall Project noted in 2015 that courts have repeatedly ruled that it is legal to use profanity at the police as long as the profanity does not include “fighting words,” but police around the country have ignored the law and arrested people.

(Source: WKYC, The Marshall Project)

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