Detroit jury finds white ex-Michigan cop guilty in beating of black motorist

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Posted: Nov 19, 2015 2:40 PM

DETROIT (Reuters) - A white former suburban Detroit police officer was found guilty on Thursday of assault and misconduct in office in the beating of a black motorist during a traffic stop caught on video.

A jury in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit found William Melendez, 47, not guilty of a third charge of strangulation from the Jan. 28 incident in Inkster, Michigan.

(Reporting by Serena Maria Daniels; Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Chris Reese)