Caught On Cam Cop Brawl

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 2:09pm

Dashcam rolls as Ohio officer attacked during traffic stop.

A Middletown, Ohio police officer was injured during a fight after a traffic stop on Wednesday.

Officer Jason Deaton pulled over a car on Aberdeen Drive and Central Avenue.

Deaton then got into a scuffle with the motorist, Eric German, as he tried to take him into custody on suspicion of German's involvement in a hit and run crash.

Video from Deaton's camera shows the men fighting, including one point where German and Deaton both hit the front of the cruiser.

An officer arrived within about a minute of the beginning of the fight and used a TASER to subdue German.

Deaton was hospitalized overnight and released Thursday morning, but prosecutors said in court that the officer would need reconstructive surgery.
 

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