Michigan Police Officer Punches 16-Year-Old Girl Repeatedly During Arrest
A bodycam video which has been released to the public shows a Michigan police officer punching on a teen repeatedly and now the disturbing clip is raising a lot of eyebrows.
During a new confrence on Friday, Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski told reporters that officers from the department were called on Friday morning after emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from a resident asking police to pick up two teens who had escaped from an in-county youth center. When officers arrived to the neighborhood, they spotted two people who matched the teens’ descriptions.
The footage shows officer Bailey Ueberroth arresting a 16-year-old girl after chasing her through a residential neighborhood in Lansing. Ueberroth eventually detains the young girl and places her in the backseat of the patrol car. However, the teen then extends her right leg to prevent the officers from closing the car door. That’s when Officer Lindsey Howley is seen punching the teen in the thigh. Not once, not twice, but multiple times. Apparently, it’s a maneuver officers are trained to use as a distraction, Yankowski said!
“That is not the conduct of what we want from our Lansing police officers,” Lansing Police Chief Yankowski at an earlier . “That is not the outcome that we are looking for. With that being said, we’ve got to take this case from A to Z and make sure that we get all the facts and we get all the issues onto the table and we evaluate per our polices, procedures, our core values.”
It was said that the girl was not injured in the incident and did not require medical attention when she returned to the youth center, according to the police chief. But apparently, the officers who have been put on suspension, suffered minor scrapes and cuts and one of the officers strained a hand.
“Both officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by internal affairs and our police chief, with involvement of our citizen Police Board of Commissioners. We take this situation very seriously, and will continue to be transparent with the public as this progresses.”
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