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Man Who Alleges Suburban Detroit Police Beating Arraigned

Protesters stand behind Floyd Dent as he speaks to the media. (Clarence Tabb Jr/AP Photo)
Protesters stand behind Floyd Dent as he speaks to the media. (Clarence Tabb Jr/AP Photo)

 

(Reuters) – A judge on Wednesday entered a not guilty plea for a man charged with drug possession who was dragged from his car, struck several times in the head and Tasered by suburban Detroit police during an arrest recorded on squad car video.

Floyd Dent, 57, says police physically abused him and planted cocaine in his car after the traffic stop on Jan. 28 in Inkster, Michigan, about 14 miles west of downtown Detroit.

Gregory Rohl, Dent’s attorney, has said his client, who is black, was targeted because of his race.

“He’s going to be a catalyst for change,” Rohl told reporters after Judge David Groner entered a plea of not guilty for Dent during his arraignment on the drug possession charge.

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