Dashcam footage shows police slamming black suspect’s head on to hood of vehicle so hard it SMASHES windshield glass
LORAIN, OHIO – Lorain police 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 dash cam video, shows Pele Smith, handcuffed from behind, being walked to a cruiser on 34th Street in Lorain. Suddenly, Smith’s face is slammed into the windshield, causing the glass to shatter. After the September 2014 incident, Smith was treated at Mercy Regional Medical Center for facial injuries.
He was later charged with tampering with evidence, obstructing official business and resisting arrest. In a plea deal with prosecutors, Smith pleaded guilty and received probation. Smith, 32, last month filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city and several officers. He is seeking unspecified damages.