Michigan State Police trooper handcuffs driver with right of way after crash

By Priya Mann - Reporter, Kayla Clarke

DETROIT - Surveillance video of a crash between an unmarked Michigan State Police officer and a driver in Detroit has one mother very angry.

Watch the video above for the full report.

The video shows the officer apporaching Livernois and Cadet Street. The trooper had a stop sign but didn't stop. The officer was struck by a vehicle that had the right of way. The impact sent the trooper's SUV flying next to the side of a home.

A witness said the troopers ordered the man to the ground with a Tasers drawn and cuffed him.

"They saw he was bleeding through his nose and shoulder, they didn’t ask him if he was OK, just kept saying, 'You hit a cop,'" a witness said.

The family of the victim said Carlos Martinez, 27, is a father of two and was kept in handcuffs until he was placed on a stretcher.

Police said the undercover trooper behind the wheel has a broken collarbone and rib. He is recovering and has not been suspended while Michigan State Police investigate.

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