|Published:||Jul 11, 2013 11:34 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 12, 2013 8:55 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers Police officer is accused of using excessive force, and has been fired because of it.
Trevor Lehman was let go last night. FMPD said Lehman was with the department for less than five years.
In February, Lehman is said to have struck a suspect who was resisting arrest, in the knee, head and neck.
27-year old Chaylon McClary was pulled over by Lehman on suspicion of driving under a revoked license.
Dashcam video shows the take down, which ultimately led to the termination of Lehman, who was on the force for 4 years.
the 26-year old and his attorney say they plan on appealing the termination within the coming weeks.
McClary, who does have a criminal history, is seen resisting arrest in the video before being taken down by 4 officers.