After being selected earlier today, jurors are now hearing opening arguments in the case of a former Red Bank police officer who is accused of assaulting a Hispanic man during a violent 2014 arrest.
Mark Kaylor faces charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and official misconduct. The former officer, who was indicted in March 2015, pleaded not guilty to each charge today in Hamilton County Criminal Court.
Kaylor's story stretches back to April 2014, when dashcam footage showed him and other officers punching and hitting Candido Medina-Resendiz in the face. Medina-Resendiz, who drunkly resisted officers, suffered a fractured eye socket and several cuts and bruises.
Kaylor was indicted after Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to look into the incident.
In court today, his assistant district attorneys, Kevin Brown and Andrew Coyle, asked jurors about their experiences with law enforcement, the difference between a police department and a district attorney's office, and whether police officers should face consequences like regular citizens for their actions.