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Attorney of man punched by Euclid police officer makes second motion to dismiss charges

Less than three minutes after being pulled over for passing stop bar pavement markings, Richard Hubbard III was on the ground getting punched by Euclid police officer Michael Amiott. On Aug. 18, Euclid Police Chief Scott Meyer found Amiott guilty of violation of rules, unbecoming conduct, unsatisfactory performance and insubordination. Hubbard and his girlfriend Yolimar Tirado — who is also facing charges stemming from the incident including obstructing official business — had pretrial hearing in Euclid Municipal Court Oct. 12. Stewart’s family Oct. 9 filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city, Rhodes and another Euclid police officer, Louis Catalani. “Because of these failures they are condoning and actually encouraging them to commit acts of excess force against civilizations, particularly African American civilians in this city.” Reach the author at ACass@News-Herald.com or follow Andrew on Twitter: @AndrewCassNH.

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