Video: Lansing Police Brutality with Teen Girl? Watch and Decide
On Friday, a Lansing police officer was videotaped punching a teenage girl seated in the back of a patrol car.
The fallout has resulted in protests, responses from the police chief, & the mayor.
"That is not the conduct of what we want from our Lansing police officers," Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski said Saturday. "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." (Lansing State Journal)
Protesters have spoken out about the use of force with a 16 year old already in police custody. Other have been very vocal about the young lady resisting arrest and not following direct commands from officers.
Police officers Lindsey Howley, who punched the 16-year-old girl in the legs multiple times after the girl refused to put both legs in the car, and Bailey Ueberroth were placed on paid administrative leave Saturday. Howley has been with the department for about a year, Ueberroth for six months. (Lansing State Journal)
(Courtesy: Lansing Michigan Police Department)