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UPDATE: Charges dropped against brothers in video of questionable excessive police force

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A scene from the surveillance video, showing the fight between the officers and brothers A scene from the surveillance video, showing the fight between the officers and brothers
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

The assault charges against two brothers seen fighting with Detroit Police officers in surveillance video have been dropped.

It all started when Tywonn Mitchell, 20, and Naybon Moore, 26, were driving to Grandy's Coney Island back in May. They say that's when Detroit police officers began profiling them, tailing their car.

The brothers pulled into the restaurant and the police car backed away, so they thought everything was fine.

But then the officers followed them into the Coney Island, and asked to see their IDs. The brothers asked to know what they had done wrong (as you can hear in the video).

That's when one of the brothers flipped his hands, and it turned into a full-on brawl.

VIDEO: Raw surveillance video of the fight (Warning: Graphic language used)

After an investigation of the video, the Detroit Police Department deemed this use of force appropriate and reasonable, and the brothers were charged with assault.

However, one week and two days after this story aired on Fox 2, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced the charges have been dropped against Moore and Mitchell.

Mitchell is approaching his Junior year at Madonna University, studying criminal justice. He knows this experience is one he'll never forget, and will guide impact career for the rest of his life.

VIDEO: Fox 2's Andrea Isom talks to Tywonn Mitchell

Mitchell also has a message for the two officers: "I forgive them and I don't hold any grudges for them. I hope they learned their lesson."

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