For Judge Vonda fans: http://www.courtchatter.com/#!william-melendez-trial-live-stream-1/cpoe Live Stream now. http://www.wxyz.com/news/trial-begins-today-for-former-inkster-police-officer-william-melendez (WXYZ) - The trial for former Inkster police officer William Melendez will resume Thursday. Melendez was charged in the beating of Floyd Dent. It's a story that gained national attention after the video of the beating went viral. Opening statements will begin this morning in the case against William Melendez. The 47-year-old was captured on video repeatedly punching Dent in the head during a traffic stop back in January. Melendez has been charged with assault and was fired by the Inkster Police Department.