Video Shows Detroit Police Officers Kicking Black Man in Head During Arrest; 2 Officers on Administrative Leave

Sterling Heights police said Wednesday that it released the edited, nearly nine-minute-long video footage “in the spirit of transparency.”

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Amidst allegations of excessive force, two suburban Detroit police officers are facing scrutiny following the arrest of a Black man accused of domestic violence. The incident, captured on police video, depicts a chaotic scene that the man’s attorney describes as “a gang-style beating.” Garry Young, 36, was in the spotlight after encountering Sterling Heights Police Department officers on February 25.

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According to a mix of body camera and dash-camera footage, Young was accused of assaulting a woman and choking a youth. The video begins with officers responding to a residence in the city, approximately 23 miles north of Detroit. Young’s attorney, Arnold Reed, has criticized the police response, arguing that the level of force used was excessive and unwarranted.

Sterling Heights police, to maintain transparency, released edited footage lasting nearly nine minutes. Police Chief Dale Dwojakowski emphasized the importance of accountability for both suspects and officers. “Everyone has to be accountable, everybody. And that accountability starts with this independent investigation,” Dwojakowski stated.

The video depicts officers engaging with Young as he sits in a vehicle, allegedly attempting to return to the residence. Despite officers’ commands to exit the vehicle, Young fails to comply and drives away, prompting a pursuit. Police allege that Young reached speeds of up to 90 mph, ran multiple red lights, and swerved into oncoming traffic while intoxicated and with a flat tire. The pursuit eventually ended in a crash along a street and Interstate 94.

The footage shows Young exiting the vehicle before officers, with Tasers drawn and a police dog, converge on him. Young is heard shouting as officers use force to subdue him, including the deployment of a Taser. Young’s attorney contends that the officer’s actions were excessive and likened the scene to “Roman gladiators in the Coliseum killing prey, gang-style.”

Despite sustaining minor injuries during the arrest, Young’s attorney claims that his client suffered bruises across his body. Reed expressed intentions to pursue legal action against the police, arguing that the officers’ conduct exceeded acceptable force.

In addition to the domestic violence charges, Young faces charges related to fleeing police, assaulting/resisting police, and operating with a suspended license. He is currently out on bond, with the next court hearing scheduled for April 11.

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