GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is asking the police division to evaluate the way it responds to incidents involving minors after controversial video was launched displaying an officer drawing his gun on 5 black youths.
The incident occurred March twenty fourth, after stories that a teen was carrying a gun.
The physique cam of an officer exhibits him pull over and level his weapon on the 10 to 12 yr previous boys as he shouts at them to get on the bottom. The boys complied and have been discovered to be unarmed. They have been on their means residence after enjoying basketball at a close-by park.
At the very least one mom arrived on the scene, upset that the officer had aimed his gun on the boys so shortly. She is seen on the video speaking animatedly at officers.
The video was launched after an area TV station made a freedom of data request.
The police chief says weapons have been recovered from half a dozen juveniles within the space this yr. He says the officers acted inside protocol within the incident.