- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit’s police chief says it appears officers acted properly when they forcefully arrested a man following a traffic stop.

Chief James Craig tells WDIV-TV an investigation is ongoing into what happened Wednesday after the man’s girlfriend said officers used excessive force. She posted cellphone video online that shows the man being punched during a struggle with officers.

Craig says: “Our officers, preliminarily, looked as if they did it right.” The department also released police dashcam video of the arrest.

Police say the man was a suspect in a domestic dispute they’d been called about.

Tatayana Taylor, however, tells WJBK-TV an officer told them they were stopped for not wearing a seat belt. She says her boyfriend was reaching for his license and registration when officers pulled him from the car.

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