Orange County

Attorneys argue whether video showing Markeith Loyd’s arrest should be shown in court

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Convicted cop killer Markeith Loyd returned to the Orange County courthouse on Tuesday.

Loyd was found guilty last week of murdering Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton.

READ: Jury finds Markeith Loyd guilty of murdering Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton

On Monday, Loyd’s legal team and the state argued whether the helicopter video showing Loyd being beaten by law enforcement during his arrest should be shown.

Prosecutors said this is just an attempt for the defense to put law enforcement on trial.

Loyd is blind in his left eye and said he has fracture in his face after the beating by police after he was apprehended.

READ: Sentencing for convicted cop-killer Markeith Loyd delayed over use of force issues

Loyd’s attorney said those scars are deeper than on the surface and believes the chopper video will show the jury what happened that night he was taken into custody.

The judge is expected to make rulings Tuesday evening.

His sentencing has been delayed until next month.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.