Markeith Loyd, the accused cop-killer captured by police after an 8-day manhunt through Florida, shouted obscenities at the judge and accused police of using excessive force in his arrest during his first hearing.
"They done took my eye, broke my nose, broke my jaw," Loyd complained, in an initial hearing in which he represented himself sans lawyer. "I didn't resist."
Orlando Police Chief John Mina released video of Loyd’s arrest, which shows at least two cops kicking the double homicide suspect as he surrendered. Mina said that Loyd was kicked because he was resisting arrest.
In Loyd’s first public appearance since his capture, his face appeared badly bloodied, with his eyes swollen shut. All of the officers involved are still on duty, Mina said, as an internal investigation into the use of force is underway.
"Let's not rush to judgment, let's let the use of force investigation play out and remember that we are dealing with an extremely violent, dangerous and very unpredictable person," Mina said in an AP report.
Loyd is accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, along with a cop who recognized him as the suspect in the murder. The officer, Lt. Debra Clayton, saw Loyd outside an Orlando Wal-Mart, which Loyd appeared to admit to in his court appearance.
“I have not received nothing from nobody,” he said. “I was out there by myself. Nobody helped me do anything. I was in Wal-Mart by myself. Wasn't nobody doing nothing for me.”
A judge said that another hearing would be scheduled to find a lawyer for Loyd. As he was leaving the courtroom, he told the judge “F—k you!”
[Image: Orange County Sheriff]
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