Detroit police chief: Cops acted properly during forceful arrest
Detroit — Detroit’s police chief says it appears officers acted properly when they forcefully arrested a man following a traffic stop.
Chief James Craig tells WDIV-TV an investigation is ongoing into what happened Wednesday after the man’s girlfriend said officers used excessive force. She posted cellphone video online that shows the man being punched during a struggle with officers.
Craig says: “Our officers, preliminarily, looked as if they did it right.” The department also released police dashcam video of the arrest.
Police say the man was a suspect in a domestic dispute they’d been called about.
Tatayana Taylor, however, tells WJBK-TV an officer told them they were stopped for not wearing a seat belt. She says her boyfriend was reaching for his license and registration when officers pulled him from the car.
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