Body cam video shows violent arrest in Taylor

1 officer charged with assault, misconduct in office

Video from several Taylor police officers’ body cameras show them swarming a suspect in his vehicle after being pulled over on April 1, 2020, in the parking of a gas station.

TAYLOR, Mich. – Videos from several Taylor police officers’ body cameras show them swarming a man in his vehicle after he was pulled over on April 1, 2020, in the parking of a gas station.

One officer then punched the man in the car.



Todd Perkins, who is the man’s attorney, said his client had a fight with his girlfriend at about 1 a.m., and prosecutors said she called police when he left to go to the store.

Seven officers, some with guns drawn, approached his car and yanked him out of the vehicle.

The officer who allegedly threw the punch -- 23-year-old Tyler Peake -- was arraigned Wednesday for assault and misconduct in office.

“My client is happy to be alive. He didn’t think he was going to be alive. He still suffers from this event,” Perkins said.

Watch the full report in the video above.

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