SOUTH DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Daytona Beach police investigator has been charged with hitting a handcuffed suspect in a squad car.
Authorities say John Pickett was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor battery charge.
Prosecutors say the altercation took place last January with 26-year-old Parker Beasley, who was handcuffed in the back of another officer's patrol car.
A police report says Beasley became agitated while the police officer was talking to him, and Pickett hit the suspect in the head through a car window.
The officer told investigators that Beasley had spit on him and started lunging at him.
(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
4/20/2015 5:35:43 PM (GMT -4:00)