Titusville Police Detective Placed On Administrative Leave After Incident, Video Surfaces On Social Media

By  //  December 28, 2017

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**Warning This Video Contains Strong Language: Viewer discretion is advised**

**Warning This Video Contains Strong Language: Viewer discretion is advised**

ABOVE VIDEO: A cell phone video surfaced on social media that captured an arrest of 20-year-old Amari N. Hair in Titusville by two Titusville Police Detectives assigned to special investigations. (Video by The Black Community Facebook Page)

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – A Titusville Police Department Detective has been placed on administrative leave pending the conclusion of an internal affairs investigation during the arrest of a suspect Wednesday afternoon.

A cell phone video surfaced on social media that captured an arrest in Titusville of 20-year-old Amari Nicholas Hair being arrested by two Titusville Police Detectives.

In the video, Hair is seen in handcuffs when he is wrestled to the ground and punched after a Titusville Police Detective tells Hair to stop reaching into his waistband.

Amari Hair was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Hydromorphone. He was booked into Brevard County Jail. (BCSO Image)

“Upon seeing the video, members of command staff at the police department immediately removed the Detective from his duties and placed him on leave so that a due process investigation can be completed on the use of force during the arrest,” said a spokesperson with the Titusville Police Department.

Hair was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Hydromorphone, Resisting an Officer and Driving With a Suspended License. He was booked into Brevard County Jail Wednesday night and was released at 10:10 a.m. Thursday morning.

“We want to assure our community that we are committed to a thorough investigation in this incident and will be completely transparent on our findings,” said the TPD spokesperson.

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