Police in Sandusky, Ohio, released footage of their response to a 911 call in November involving Seahawks draft pick Frank Clark.
Police in Sandusky, Ohio, on Tuesday released dash-cam footage of their initial response to a 911 call last November involving Seahawks draft pick Frank Clark.
The footage is an hour-long, but contains only a few minutes of audio in which Clark is heard speaking to Perkins Township police officers off camera. It was provided after separate public-records requests made by The Seattle Times and the Sandusky Register.
In the Nov. 15 video, shot in a parking lot behind the Maui Sands, a resort hotel and waterpark, Clark denies striking his then-girlfriend, Diamond Hurt, while the two were in a room together with siblings.
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“Like I was saying before you guys pulled up,’’ Clark says to the officers, “you can look at the scars on my face. You can look at everything on my face. And you can look at everything on her face. I ain’t did (expletive) to her. I ain’t touched the woman. You know what I’m saying? She’s a woman.’’
The video appears to corroborate the initial stages of the police report detailing what Clark told them upon arrival. Despite Clark’s denials, multiple witnesses – and Hurt herself — told police that Clark hit Hurt.
Clark, a former Michigan defensive end who was dismissed from the team two days after the incident, was initially charged with first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence and assault. That was later reduced to fourth-degree persistent disorderly conduct in a plea deal arranged by prosecutor Lynne Gast-King.
The Seahawks later drafted Clark in the second round (63rd overall), saying they’d conducted a thorough investigation and believe Clark never struck Hurt.