MILFORD - A store clerk in Milford is speaking up after he says he witnessed police use excessive force during an arrest yesterday morning.

According to police, 36-year-old William Hanks was high on drugs when he was placed under arrest for an outstanding warrant. They say he injured three officers and a police dog when they attempted to take him into custody.

However, 27-year-old Wavel Valley says he witnessed the officers hit Hanks repeatedly in the head and the side. He says the officers went too far during the arrest.

Milford police released a statement today saying the department "has not received any complaints regarding improper conduct. We encourage citizens who perceive any conduct of our officers as improper to report those activities."