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Video: Michigan Officers Face Internal Investigation Over Handcuffing of 11-Year-Old Girl

December 14, 2017  | 

VIDEO: Michigan Officers Face Internal Investigation Over Handcuffing of 11-Year-Old Girl

A police department in Michigan has launched an internal investigation into a recent incident in which an 11-year-old girl was handcuffed at gunpoint.

The Grand Rapids Police Department on Tuesday released footage from body cameras worn by officers who were investigating a stabbing in the city on Dec. 6. At one point, the footage shows police pointing guns at an 11-year-old girl before placing her in handcuffs as she screams, "No, please!"

One officer can be heard saying to the girl, "You're fine. You're not going to jail or anything."

Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky called the video "disturbing," ABC News reports.

"Listening to the 11-year-old's response makes my stomach turn. It makes me physically nauseous," Rahinsky said at a press conference Tuesday when the footage was released.

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Draco @ 12/15/2017 11:21 PM

Chief Rahinsky's words are very disturbing. He should back his officers, not throw them to the wolves. But he feels that backing his men when the media has already criminalized them would make him look bad to some people. Doesn't he understand that he needs his department to support him? If he won't back up his people, why should he expect his people to back him?

chuck @ 12/23/2017 8:12 AM

Basic Police work 101 police ask the victim who called to get there info the she does not comply Maybe she has warrants or who is she ? struggle's away from the officer it was a good call on sergeant if verbal and soft hand techniques applied maybe every one should have left and un handcuffed the bad guy thats just what i saw with the little footage showed on the video but Really ?

chuck @ 12/23/2017 8:13 AM

this message was supposed to go on the fort worth Texas officer incident sorry for any confusion

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