Officer: Williams became irate when confronted over 'excessive force'

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Posted on June 27, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 27 at 12:55 PM

DALLAS -- The trial of a former Dallas police officer accused of using excessive force on a handcuffed man continues.

Quaitemes Williams is accused of kicking and using pepper spray on Rodarick Lyles as he laid on the ground defenseless and handcuffed.

Several Dallas police officers have testified that the force used by Williams was not necessary. One of them testified that Williams became irate and pointed a finger in his face when he confronted him.

Lyles testified on Thursday, saying that he was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is still afraid of police officers because of what happened.

If convicted, Williams faces up to a year in jail.

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