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WATCH: Dashcam video shows controversial arrest

Jubal Chaplin has sued the Springfield police for alleged brutality.

Posted: Mar 4, 2020 1:17 PM
Updated: Mar 4, 2020 6:45 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- New dashcam video obtained by KEZI 9 News shows a controversial arrest that led to a lawsuit against the Springfield police.

The incident happened on Feb. 2, 2018 when Arzinia Richardson was pulled over for driving without his headlights on. Richardson was then arrested on outstanding warrants, which later proved to be invalid.

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Richardson's passenger, Jubal Chaplin, was asked to step out of the truck and keep his hands out of his pockets. In the video, Chaplin can be seen reaching into his pockets as officers ordered to him stop. The officers then wrestled Chaplin to the ground and placed him into custody.

Chaplin's attorney Brian Michaels said Chaplin didn't deserve that. He said all the charges against Chaplin were later dropped.

"As soon as he steps on the ground, they jump him," Michaels said. "That could be any of us, and all of the sudden he's beaten up by police and in pain these two years later and still suffering."

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KEZI 9 News showed the dashcam video to a retried Eugene police officer with 30 years of experience. He didn't want to share his name but said he believes the video shows the officers did nothing wrong.

"I don't see anything strange about it," the retired officer said. "Both officers were very calm, very direct with their orders, very understandable. All he had to do was not put his hand into his pocket."

KEZI 9 News reached out to a spokeswoman for the City of Springfield multiple times for comment but did not hear back.

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