Police Abuse

Grosse Pointe Michigan Police Accused of Videotaping Black Men While Making Them Sing and Dance

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Bizarre and gross allegations of police misconduct out of Grosse Pointe Michigan from the Detroit Free Press:

Grosse Pointe Park law enforcement is investigating allegations that officerstook photos and video of black men while making them sing and dance like chimps.

Public Safety Department officials…forwarded a statement confirming an investigation has begun. The statement says the department was contacted by a man who said he was in possession of video clips and a photo of black men that apparently were made by an officer from the city's police force….

Grosse Pointe Park is an affluent city in metro Detroit with a population of a little more than 11,000, according to U.S. census figures. About 10.5% of residents are African American.

The investigation began after Steve Neavling of the Motor City Muckrakernews site posted a story last week detailing several incidents, which he said were among about a dozen videos being being shared from phones of Grosse Pointe Park police officers….

A couple of the video clips supposedly showing this behavior can be found at the original Motor City Muckraker News story mentioned above. (In one of them, the mocking officer is black.)