Detroit cop to stand trial for Meijer assault

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

A Detroit Police officer will stand trial for beating a man inside a Meijer store in October, officials said.

Lonnie Wade faces charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, which carries up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine, in connection with the crime. He also faces two counts of misconduct in office.

Detroit Police officer Lonnie Wade is arraigned by video in 36th District Court in Detroit in 2017.

Officials with the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday that Wade waived his preliminary examination hearing in court and his case was bound over to the county's circuit court for trial. His first appearance in circuit court has been scheduled for Feb. 1.

Wade was captured on video in October striking 23-year-old David Bivins with his baton inside a Detroit Meijer store, where Wade was moonlighting as a security guard.

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger filed a $25 million lawsuit against Meijer in Wade’s assault case. The alleged victim, Bivins, whose teeth were knocked out, said during a press conference when the charges against Wade were announced he still felt “daily pain.”