A police officer on trial for assault, assault causing bodily harm and uttering a death threat admits to "rabbit punching" a suspect in the head but claims it was in self defence.
Chris Messer testifying he thought Randy King might have been involved in a break-in on Messer's home but that's not why he punched him.
According to Messer, King uttered expletives against him and his son then started fighting with the police officer.
Messer says he didn't use any more force than necessary nor did he utter any threats. King on the other hand says the police officer stomped on his chest.