Police Dog Sent into Car After Driver Apparently Surrendered

A North Carolina grand jury cleared the officer who was caught on video during a chase.
3:00 | 12/11/13

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Now, to a startling account of what police caught on camera. An officer sending a police dog through a driver's car window. Why did a grand jury just clear the officer? Abc's steve osunsami has the story. Reporter: Take a look and decide for yourself. Did this north carolina police officer go too far? It was halloween night. Police at a dwi checkpoint in wilmington, had chased this car down. And driver, johnny williams, looked like he was giving up, with his hands in the air, when canine officer, stafford brister, lifts his dog through the window. And the dog attacks him violently. Police broke the window and dragged the 42-year-old out of the car. I didn't do anything forceful against the officers. I did not do anything. Reporter: Prosecutors concerned this was excessive, put this before the grand jury. The community should be involved. Reporter: Jurors watched this several times and sided with the officer, who this morning is under administrative investigation, but cleared of any wrongdoing. Those same jurors, instead, indicted williams. In jail this morning, facing a number of charges, including assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. Accused of nearly running over three officers at that checkpoint with his car. Subject just rammed me head-on. Reporter: Here's how police got him to stop, by crashing into his vehicle. I tried to hold up my hands. Reporter: Police aren't speaking out on the issue, pending their investigation. But they do tell us this. They had to chase williams for miles, through downtown and into the northern region of the county. His next court appearance is in january. For "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta.

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