LORAIN, Ohio – Police in Lorain, Ohio are defending themselves against brutality claims raised by a man whose head was slammed into a cruiser with enough force to shatter the windshield.
The incident took place in September of 2014.
Recently obtained dashcam video hows Pele Smith, handcuffed from behind, being walked toward the police cruiser after being stopped for jaywalking.
Suddenly, Smith's face is slammed into the windshield, causing the glass to shatter.
"It's unbelievable. It's sad. It's frightening that an individual while in handcuffs has something like that happen to them," said Mark Petroff, an Elyria attorney representing Smith.
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