Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Ypsilanti Township Residents Angered By Police Incident That Became Violent Late Monday.
By Editor in Chief & Publisher Jeff Brown.
Late Monday night/early Tuesday morning the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Dept responded to a situation that occurred in the Apple Ridge neighborhood located on the east side of Ypsilanti Township. Video of the incident was recorded by a person who appears to be a resident of the neighborhood.
The video of the incident shows at least six of what are appear to be Washtenaw County Police vehicles on the scene in a block of the neighborhood. Next, an officer is shown standing underneath the window of a home on the block. The officers appears to communicate with a person, or persons in the house. Soon, a couple other officers come into view who are approaching the house from the street. Next, two civilians are seen walking down the sidewalk from the right of the screen.
Soon, things become tense and violent. One of the individuals walking on the sidewalk approaching officers appears to say something to one of the officers. Suddenly, another officer is seen going after the other individual who is female on the sidewalk, and then picks the woman up and carries her a few feet. The officer is then seen striking the female individual several time on the face and or head.
At this point it seems that a sizable group of understandably angry and concerned people from the neighborhood were then on the street witnessing what had occurred.
Purple Walrus Press spoke with Ypsilanti Township Trustee Monica Williams Tuesday afternoon. Williams told Purple Walrus Press that she has called for an investigation. Williams added, "I expect a statement from the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department."
Purple Walrus Press contacted the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Dept, but as of 6:00 PM the sheriffs Department has not responded.
Full video of the incident can be seen in the original facebook live post here.
at 6:13:00 PM