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FBI investigates after 2021 dashcam shows Hardin County deputies punching man after arrest

New dash cam footage shows Hardin County deputies and a Kentucky state trooper punching a handcuffed suspect to the ground. Now the FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations. Dashcam video shows the times Kentucky State Police and Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joshua Tyler in February 2021. “I got sick, literally threw up, it made my stomach hurt and I haven’t been able to eat since,” said Joseph Tyler, Joshua’s father. This video comes to light nearly two years after the arrest, after the family was initially told there was no video. Joseph says he saw him for the first time this week. “We don’t know what happened. We know my son was hurt, we know his face was beaten, but we didn’t know if he resisted or not,” Joseph Tyler told WLKY . Charges say Joshua Tyler led police on a high-speed chase after they tried to arrest him because a taillight was out. Joseph Tyler admits his son was wrong but says he didn’t deserve this punishment. had no reason to hit him and keep hitting him like that,” Tyler said. opens hundreds of civil rights cases each year, including investigations into color law violations. This is a responsibility the FBI Louisville takes seriously, and we will handle this case accordingly. was sentenced to seven years in prison. His father says that since he is a repeat offender, he is serving another 10 years. “Is he perfect? ​​No. Did he get in trouble, yes,” Tyler told WLKY. those involved are held accountable. “I want these cops to have to pay for what they did. They don’t deserve to collect paychecks and get vacations, medical benefits and retirement when they treat people this way” , said Tyler. WLKY reached out. both to the Kentucky State Police and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office for reporting. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office released this statement: “On February 5, 2021, Kentucky State Police attempted to intercept Mr. Tyler. When the soldier activated his emergency equipment, Mr. Tyler fled.” At the request of the KSP, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to help. “After a lengthy pursuit through four cities, Mr. Tyler was arrested on US31W in West Point, Kentucky. As he exited the vehicle, Mr. Tyler was in possession of a knife. When Mr Tyler was forced to the ground, the suspect had his arms and gun under him and refused to comply with the officer’s orders to give them his hands. Officers used only the force necessary to obtain compliance.”

New dash cam footage shows Hardin County deputies and a Kentucky state trooper punching a handcuffed suspect to the ground.

Now the FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations.

Dash camera video shows the times Kentucky State Police and Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joshua Tyler in February 2021.

“I got sick, I literally threw up; it made my stomach sick and I haven’t been able to eat since,” said Joseph Tyler, Joshua’s father.

This video came to light almost two years after the arrest, after the family was initially told there was no video. Joseph says he saw him for the first time this week.

“We don’t know what happened. We know my son was hurt, we know his face was beaten, but we didn’t know if he resisted or not,” Joseph Tyler told WLKY .

Charges say Joshua Tyler led police on a high-speed chase after they tried to arrest him because a taillight was out. Joseph Tyler admits his son was wrong but says he didn’t deserve this punishment.

“We do not disagree or despite [sic] the fact that he is wrong to run. We despite [sic] the fact that once he was there and he wasn’t a threat, they had no reason to hit him and keep hitting him like that,” Tyler said.

The Louisville FBI is now investigating the case and released this statement:

“The Louisville FBI is aware of the video and is evaluating the facts and circumstances of this incident. The FBI opens hundreds of civil rights cases each year, including investigations into color violations of the law. C is a responsibility the Louisville FBI takes seriously, and we will handle this matter accordingly.”

After the incident, Joshua Tyler pleaded guilty to several counts including wanton endangerment and was sentenced to seven years in prison. His father says that since he is a repeat offender, he is serving another 10 years.

“Is he perfect? ​​No. Did he get in trouble, yes,” Tyler told WLKY.

But with this new video, he hopes it will reopen the case and hold those involved accountable.

“I want these cops to have to pay for what they did. They don’t deserve to collect paychecks and get vacations, medical benefits and retirement when they treat people this way” , said Tyler.

WLKY contacted both the Kentucky State Police and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office for statements.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office released this statement:

“On February 5, 2021, Kentucky State Police attempted a traffic stop on Mr. Tyler. When the Trooper activated his emergency equipment, Mr. Tyler fled. At the request of KSP, the Deputies from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office responded to help.

“After a lengthy pursuit through four cities, Mr. Tyler was arrested on US31W in West Point, Ky. As he exited the vehicle, Mr. Tyler was in possession of a knife. When Mr. Tyler was forced to the ground, the suspect had his arms and weapon under him and refused to comply with the officer’s orders to give them his hands.Officers used only such force as was necessary to achieve compliance.