GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A Michigan police department has opened an internal investigation after officers held an 11-year-old girl at gunpoint, handcuffed her and put her in the back of a cruiser.
WOOD-TV reports the incident happened Wednesday as the girl leaving her Grand Rapids home to go to a store. Police say they were at the home looking for the girl's 40-year-old aunt, who had allegedly stabbed a relative nearby.
The girl said the incident has left her scared.
"It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” 11-year-old Honestie Hodges told WOOD-TV.
Grand Rapids police also detained two other women who exited the house with the girl.
Police issued a statement Monday saying officers detained the women and the girl because they hadn't determined if they were the suspect.
Police say neither the woman nor the girl was armed.
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