Viral video captures Detroit police officers in massive brawl in Greektown

Internal Affairs reviewing allegations of excessive force

News Brief, Aug. 1, 2021, 11:30 p.m. update

DETROIT – A viral video recorded Saturday night captured Detroit police officers in a massive brawl in Greektown.

The video shows officers approach a man in a Detroit Tigers’ shirt, who appeared to be speaking to them when an officer struck him in the face, knocking him to the ground. A large-scale brawl started with another man shortly after.

It is unclear the circumstances that led to either altercation.

The Detroit Police Department released the following statement Sunday:

The massive skirmish came less than two months after a viral video captured a similar incident in Greektown.

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A viral video captured another large-scale brawl in Greektown, July 31, 2021. (WDIV)

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