CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — All charges have been dropped against a man seen being beaten by a police officer during a Chattanooga traffic stop in March 2018, according to his attorney.
In a video, a Chattanooga Police officer tries to get the driver, Fredrico Emanuel Wolfe, out of a car with his weapon drawn. Wolfe can then be seen being punched several times by the Chattanooga Police officer.
According to the police report, Wolfe was pulled over for speeding. Police say they saw him throw drugs out of his car window.
Wolfe was ultimately charged with resisting arrest, as well as tampering with evidence, driving under the influence, speeding and possession of drugs, among other charges.
On Wednesday, Wolfe's attorney Robin Flores and the District Attorney's Office confirmed that those charges have been dropped.
According to District Attorney Neal Pinkston's office, the charges were dropped because they didn't believe there was enough evidence to convict him.
Now, attorney Robin Flores is drafting a civil lawsuit against CPD and the city.
The video of Wolfe's arrest has outraged many in the community.
During their Tuesday night meeting, Chattanooga City Councilman Russell Gilbert called for an independent investigation. He wants to know why it took more than 10 months for the mayor's office and the public to find out about this incident.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says he saw it for the first time last Friday on the news. Police Chief David Roddy placed the officer on paid administrative leave.
On Wednesday, the Chattanooga chapter of the NAACP held a rally and march on Tuesday morning calling for officers who commit police brutality to be held accountable.
The DA's Office confirms they have requested the TBI look into the video.
This is a developing story - depend on us to update it as we learn more.