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
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
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/19/grosse-pointe-michigan-police-accused-of