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Does dashcam video show deputies beating chase suspect?

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This image was taken from dashcam video footage of the incident. (Courtesy: CCSO) This image was taken from dashcam video footage of the incident. (Courtesy: CCSO)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Charleston County Sheriff's Department has released dash cam video of the chase and capture of Timothy McManus.

The video shows police trying to use stop sticks to blow out McManus' tires and end the chase. Gunfire can also be heard.

Once McManus is stopped, video shows police dragging McManus out of his vehicle and punching him.

McManus is on the ground when the K-9 officer is set upon him. The officer controlling the dog pets the dog's back, while the dog attacks McManus.

While the dog holds on to McManus' arm, officers drag the suspect by his legs, which are not flailing about as reports had stated.

The chase happened on Tuesday Jan. 31st when McManus failed to stop for Sheriff Cannon's lights and sirens on Highway 17 in Awendaw.

On Wednesday, Cannon called a press conference to admit he had slapped and cursed at the suspect while McManus was handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser.

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