Darrin Ring, 34, was left with four broken ribs and a punctured lung after the brutal attack in Waverly, Tennessee, which was recorded by a dashboard camera in one of the police cars.
The officers claimed he had kicked one of them in the testicles and poked him in the eye, and had tried to steal a gun off another one.
Brutal: One of the officers can clearly be seen kicking Ring, who lays screaming and writhing on the snowy ground ------------->
Ring spent five months in jail because he couldn't afford to post bond, but earlier this month public-appointed attorney Jake Lockert discovered the video and called for the charges to be dismissed, branding them an attempt by the officers to 'cover up their own criminal conduct'.
At first Chris Davis, the Humphreys County sheriff, defended his deputies, and described the tape as a 'two-dimensional depiction' of the incident.
But he changed his mind when the FBI began investigating, shortly after the video became public. Read more: