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Man arrested for beating Suffolk police officer

Posted: 7:27 AM, May 21, 2012
Updated: 2012-05-21 07:27:19-04
Man arrested for beating Suffolk police officer

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Suffolk police say one of their officers who was beaten during a weekend traffic stop is doing better.

Police arrested Joe Staton Saturday.

They say he attacked Officer James Winslow on Nansemond Parkway.

Police say the dash cam video shows Staton getting out of an SUV after Winslow pulled him over.

Police would later find Officer Winslow unconsious in a wooded area.

They believe Staton hit him with a blunt object.

While police say Officer Winslow is improving, he is still in critical condition.