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Four Oklahoma Police Officers Suspended For Excessive Force Caught On Camera

OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro family and Oklahoma City Police are looking for answers after cell phone video showed officers using force on a man.
Thursday, the family of the suspect, Tabotric Dedrick, met with Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater for more than an hour behind closed doors.

Prater told News 9 he assured the family a full investigation will be done.

Dedrick’s father, Frederick, said he was shocked when he saw cell phone video circulating on social media, showing officers kneeing and holding down his son.

“No human being, not even a dog, should be done like that,” said Dedrick. “That is wrong!”

Hearing his son’s screams on video brought him to tears.

“No one deserves to be beat like that,” said Dedrick. “He was pleading and begging for his life – and they were still beating him.”

Wednesday, police released details of the May 2nd incident, and the actions leading up to the video.

Police said Tabotric Dedrick, 34, left a suspected drug house in south Oklahoma City, which undercover officers were monitoring. When officers noticed Dedrick drive away from the home, they followed his car. Dedrick then reportedly stopped his vehicle. Officers say they got out of their car, and heard a string of gunshots. Backup was called and a police pursuit began.

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