Man caught on tape beating Middletown police officer found guilty

Eric German, Source: Middletown Jail
Eric German, Source: Middletown Jail

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - The man caught on dashcam video beating a police officer during a traffic stop last year has been found guilty Wednesday.

A jury found Eric German, 46, guilty of felonious assault on a police officer, impersonating a police officer and obstruction of official business.

German's trial began Monday. According to prosecutors, the jury deliberated for about an hour.

On July 21, 2010, Officer Jason Deaton pulled him over when German got out and started fighting him. The whole incident was caught on dash cam video.

Deaton returned to work in September after undergoing reconstructive surgery.

German is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday at 1:30 pm.

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