Police union will try to get fired cop rehired

Euclid Police

(Cuyahoga County) - A police union's labor council will represent a white police officer fired after punching an unarmed black man more than a dozen times in a traffic stop in Euclid.

The executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council said today the panel will follow grievance procedures on Euclid Officer Michael Amiott's behalf. 

Catherine Brockman says it seeks to reverse his termination through negotiations and arbitration.

Amiott was fired Friday over the Aug. 12 confrontation for using excessive force, insubordination and other rule violations. 

Dashcam video showed Amiott wrestling 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III to the ground seconds after ordering him to "face away."

Brockman says Amiott had to make a split-second decision to carry out his duties. 

However, Amiott has a history of complaints and disciplinary issues.

(Photo by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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