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Michigan Ex-Cop Found Guilty in Traffic Stop Beating

An ex-cop police officer faces up to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty of using excessive force during a traffic stop in suburban Detroit. 

William Melendez was found guilty of misconduct in office and assault with intent to do great bodily harm. 

Floyd Dent, 58, was repeatedly punched, kicked and stunned in an incident caught on a police dashcam video. 

Dent was initially charged with driving on a suspended license, possession of cocaine and assaulting or resisting a police officer. But those charges were dropped. Dent has maintained police planted the cocaine on him.

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