Live stream: Biden discusses US response to Ukraine following Zelenskyy’s plead for more help
United States President Joe Biden delivered remarks Wednesday afternoon in response to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s plead to Congress to step up aid as Russian forces continue to attack the European country.
Michigan family speaks out after man pleads guilty to federal hate crime for attacking Black teen
MONROE, Mich. – A Michigan man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime for attacking a Black teen last year. He’s a lot stronger than I was at that age,” said Devin Freelon Sr. Shortly after Devin Freelon Jr. graduated high school, he was attacked and now has one last dental surgery to endure. We see that’s not the case,” said Freelon Sr.On Tuesday, Mouat pleaded guilty to willfully injuring the teen because of his race. More: Michigan man pleads guilty to federal hate crime for attacking Black teen
Michigan man pleads guilty to federal hate crime for attacking Black teen
Lee James Mouat Jr., 44, of Newport, Michigan was charged on June 8, 2020 for assaulting an 18-year-old Black man in Monroe County. MONROE, Mich. – A Michigan man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal hate crime for attacking a Black teenager. Lee Mouat, 43, of Newport willfully caused bodily injury to the victim because of the teen’s race, the Department of Justice says. According to the plea agreement, Mouat confronted a group of Black teenagers, including the victim, at a state park in Monroe. Mouat repeatedly used racial slurs and said that Black people had no right to use the public beach where the incident occurred.
Michigan state trooper charged with assault for dog attack
LANSING, Mich. – A Michigan State Police trooper has been charged with felonious assault in connection with a traffic stop in which he let his police dog attack a motorist despite no resistance, the agency said Friday. Parker Surbrook was charged following the Nov. 13 traffic stop in Lansing where a passenger was believed to be armed, state police said. Surbrook let his dog attack the driver “for an extended period of time,” police said. Surbrook joined the state police in 2012 and he became a canine handler in 2017. He's been removed from the canine unit and will remain on unpaid suspension while the criminal charge is pending, police said.
Nightside Report Feb. 14, 2021: Several inches of snow expected by Tuesday, some call to discipline Michigan Sen. Shirkey over US Capitol ‘hoax’ comments
Captured on video, Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey said he believed the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, which left five people dead, was a hoax that wasn’t carried out by Donald Trump’s supporters. Shirkey issued a statement five days after the initial video came to light, saying he regretted the words he chose and apologized for his “insensitive comments.” Then, the next day on the Michigan Senate floor, Shirkey told Lt. Gov. WATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: 2 waves of snowfall to hit by TuesdayThe storm that is bringing snow and ice as far south as southern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi will become a big snow storm for southern Michigan on Monday. Two waves of snow will arrive, with lighter snow on Sunday and heavier snow late on Monday. ❄️ Tracking snow in Michigan: View the live weather radar4 Fast FactsSaturday, Feb. 13, 2021 --
University of Michigan employee knocked out in parking garage, wakes up to find car on fire
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A University of Michigan employee was knocked unconscious in a parking structure over the weekend and woke up to find his car on fire, police said. The Michigan Medicine staff member said he was assaulted around 7:50 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 6) on the fifth floor of the P1 parking garage on West Medical Center Drive in Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor firefighters arrived and put out the fire. AdU of M police and Ann Arbor firefighters are investigating the incident. Parts of the parking structure are closed for safety inspections, officials said.
Pizza delivery driver says he was robbed, beaten in Lincoln Park by 4 men
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. – Four men in Lincoln Park waited for a pizza delivery driver to make a delivery to a house and when he arrived they attacked him. Update Jan. 28, 2021: 4 people in custody in connection with assault, robbery of delivery driver in Lincoln ParkSauve said he was delivering to an address for a house that existed, but the suspects were waiting across the street. “It was these four men, they’re all younger than me too. They began Tasing me, and then said, ‘Give me all of your money,’ and started taking stuff from me,” Sauve said. Sauve said he had to get 18 staples on the back of his head, but he said he will be fine.
Michigan Legislature looks to create child abusers registry
After her son Wyatt nearly lost his life to child abuse, Hammel started campaigning for a child abuse registry. It's been years of effort, but on Thursday the Michigan Senate passed legislation to create the registry. Hammel said she tried to investigate the background of the abuser, who had previous convictions of child abuse. All we’re trying to do is to make this information easy for parents.”Hammel is not alone in campaigning for a child abuse registry. In 2017, Indiana’s child abuse registry went online under Kirk’s Law after the death of 19-month-old Kirk Coleman.
Man faces judge in Warren hate crime, asks for forgiveness
WARREN, Mich. – Michael John Frederick Jr. is accused of firing shots into the home of a family of veterans, slashing their tires, smashing a window, vandalizing their truck with a swastika, expletives and the words “Not Welcome.”Frederick faced Judge Michael Chupa Thursday, where he said he wanted the Hall family to forgive him. I can say it’s not like me,” Frederick said. “People should be able to reasonably disagree about politics without it resorting to violence. Using violence, whether motivated by race or politics or hatred or acrimony," Chupa said. "I don’t care, that is not what America is about.”Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
Man confesses to crimes against Warren family in federal hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – A press conference was held Wednesday afternoon to release details into the arrest of a man in connection with a hate crime investigation in Warren. Teams were sent out to knock on every door south of 11 Mile Road and west of Hoover Road. Investigators believe it was their Black Lives Matter sign that set off a 24-year-old delivery truck driver who lives with his parents around the corner. Police said he confessed to crimes against the Hall family and against another home that had “Pedophile” spray painted on the garage door because they had a Joe Biden sign. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
Rochester Hills man says he was attacked for blue lights supporting law enforcement
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Tom Hayes said he picked up his pizza and was driving home in Rochester Hills when he saw three men walking down Milton Street. You know where the white (explicit) are at.’”Hayes does have blue lights on his home to show support for law enforcement. As they tried to take the suspect into custody, he took off running and deputies used a taser on him. The suspect is a 24-year-old man with prior convictions for aggravated assault with a weapon and drug offenses out of Florida. All of those things are playing in and we’re seeing a greater escalation of violence but that kind of escalation is never the answer," Bouchard said.
Suspect in Plymouth barricaded situation who chased mother into bedroom with knife facing multiple charges
PLYMOUTH, Mich. – On Monday, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced charges against 41-year-old Todd Willard Holgate in connection with a Plymouth barricaded situation that happened over the weekend. The incident started as an assault by Holgate against his 69-year-old mother. She went inside the apartment and locked the door. He was armed with a knife inside the apartment and started chasing his mother into her bedroom. The victim called Plymouth police who went to the apartment complex.
Police canvas Warren neighborhood in hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – Police are going door-to-door in a Warren neighborhood looking for new clues into a series of racially motivated attacks on an African-American family. Warren police stepped up their search for a man who terrorized a family with violent actions and messages of hate. Shon Smith knew someone threw a rock through the window of the Hall family home on Sept. 9. She became emotional when she learned the same man fired shots a the home Sept. 7 and Sept. 10. “It brought tears to my eyes.”The police, the FBI and the two veterans targeted in the attacks believe they were targeted for a Black Lives Matter sign they placed in their window.
Warren veterans spend weeks in hotel after home repeatedly attacked
WARREN, Mich. – Police continue to investigate an apparent hate crime against a family in Warren. The family said they aren’t taking and chances and have temporarily moved out of their own home. They said they’d rather be in their own beds, but have spent the last two weeks in a hotel after their home was targeted in multiple hate crimes. Warren police and the FBI are investigating, but the person has not been caught yet. The family said they feel terrorized and will likely feel that way until the culprit has been caught.
$3,000 reward offered for information in racially motivated attack on Warren veterans
WARREN, Mich. – Police are offering a $3,000 reward to help find who is responsible for a hate crime committed in Warren. The Warren Police Department released surveillance video of a man outside the home holding a gun. The house, owned by two Black veterans, was shot up Thursday night and Monday night. They are veterans," Dwyer said. “This is a hate crime.”UPDATE: FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren familyAnyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren family
WARREN, Mich. – Within two days, the Hall family had their tires slashed, swastikas drawn on their vehicles, shots fired at their home and their front window smashed. Warren police released video of a man outside the home holding a gun Friday and announced a $3,000 reward for information to help find who is responsible. The video captures a man wearing a mask and hood with a gun in hand stalking the family’s home in Warren. Eddie Hall and Candace Sparks-Hall were not home at the time and were notified of the shooting by their neighbor. Police said the FBI has been called in to launch a federal hate crime investigation.
FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren family
FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren familyPublished: September 11, 2020, 5:08 pmWithin two days, the Hall family had their tires slashed, swastikas drawn on their vehicles, shots fired at their home and their front window smashed.
Jail inmate charged with first-degree murder in deadly attack on Wayne County Sheriff’s corporal
DETROIT – An inmate at the Wayne County Jail has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder in connection with the deadly attack on Sheriff’s deputy Corporal Bryant Searcy. Searcy was found unresponsive by other deputies at the Wayne County Jail. “He (Searcy) was viciously assaulted by one of the inmates,” said Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon during a news conference after the attack. “It has been almost a week since the horrific murder of Corporal Bryant Searcy and it is still very raw. This case is a tragic example of this reality,” said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.
Tunisia arrests 7 suspects after deadly weekend attack
TUNIS Tunisian authorities say that they have arrested seven people suspected of involvement in a deadly weekend attack that left one security officer dead and another wounded. National guard spokesman Housameddine Jbabli said Monday on Radio Shems that seven suspects are being held by anti-terrorism authorities. The Islamic State group's Amaq agency carried a brief claim of responsibility on Monday for the attack. Among the seven detained is the wife of one of the dead attackers and the two brothers of another. Sousse was the site of Tunisias deadliest extremist attack in 2015, when a massacre killed 38 people, most of them British tourists.
Wayne County Sheriff’s corporal dies after attack inside jail
DETROIT – A 50-year-old Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy corporal has died after being assaulted Wednesday at the Wayne County Jail in Downtown Detroit, the Sheriff’s Office said. The Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement Thursday morning:It is with heartfelt sadness and deep regret that the Wayne County Sheriff's Office announces the passing of Corporal Bryant Searcy. Daniel Pfannes, Undersheriff Wayne County Sheriff's OfficeWayne County Executive Warren Evans released the following statement:“Our thoughts and prayers are with Corporal Searcy’s wife, Sherry, and their daughter during this horrific time. A full investigation is underway, both internally by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and by the Detroit Police Department’s homicide unit. The attack on and homicide of Corporal Searcy is a jarring reminder of the danger the men and women in law enforcement face on every shift.”
Owner of dog fatally shot by Detroit officer files lawsuit
DETROIT One local woman is suing an officer and the City of Detroit after her dog was shot and killed. The officer fatally shot the dog as police were searching the neighborhood for a robber. The owner of the dog says she cant even sit on her porch anymore because it is a reminder of the incident. Then the officer pulled her gun out, shot and killed Chino before Whites daughter could get there. Before she even got to the front as she went to the step Chino was shot already.
Detroit store owner says customer attacked him over no returns policy
He said he was attacked in his own store on Thursday. He has released video and photos of the customer he said attacked him. Im not going to let anyone attack me in my store anymore, Faye said. Also, I want the public to know, next time something like this happens, Im not going to sit down, nor stand and wait. Im not going to stand or wait, Faye said.
Detroit police investigate second video appearing to show person being beaten inside nursing home
DETROIT A disturbing video showing an elderly man taking punches inside a Detroit nursing home went viral on social media last week. READ: Detroit police make arrest after nursing home assault video surfacesOn Wednesday, Detroit police were investigating a second video that appeared to show Hayden beating another victim. Tuniesia Nelson was not only taken aback the first time when she saw the video of the disturbing assault on a 75-year-old man. State Rep. Leslie Love questions the decision to place Hayden in the same room with an older person to begin with. Wednesday, Love spoke before a group of other politicians where she voiced her disgust on the situation Showing the graphic video.
Man beats Wayne County homeowner with tire iron during break-in, police say
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Michigan man broke into a Wayne County house and beat the homeowner with a tire iron, even chasing him outside to continue the attack, according to police. Norman Johnson, 31, of Willis, is accused of breaking into a home in the 23000 block of Elwell Road Road in Sumpter Township. Officials said Johnson broke in Saturday and beat the 26-year-old homeowner with a tire iron, causing serious injuries to the man’s head and torso. When the homeowner left the house, Johnson chased him and continued to attack him in the yard, police said. Johnson was taken into custody but denied knowing about the break-in or the attack on Elwell Road, police said.
'There was blood splattered all over the ceiling’: Romulus gas station clerk survives brutal attack
ROMULUS, Mich. – A gas station clerk in Romulus was nearly killed in a brutal beating, but she’s alive to tell her story because of her quick thinking. She was taking a quick smoke break when he came back. “There was blood splattered all over the ceiling, the walls, everywhere, he hit me in the head with the hammer so many times,” Wood said. He started taking her to the back of the store, toward the dumpster outside. He didn’t leave the scene -- but the phone sitting on the counter led police to the gas station.
Well-known hair stylist found dead after assault at Detroit motel
DETROIT – A well-known hair stylist was found dead after an assault overnight at JZ Motel and Suites on 8 Mile Road in Detroit. UPDATE: Popular hairstylist from Bloomfield Township killed inside Detroit motel, police saySources said the victim checked into the motel about two hours before the assault. Sources also tell Local 4 that a 22-year-old man was arrested in connection to the assault. The victim, identified as 56-year-old Bashar Kallabat, was a well-known hair stylist in the area. Anyone with information is asked to please call Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Man dead after assault at JZ Motel on 8 Mile Road in Detroit
DETROIT – A 56-year-old man is dead after an assault overnight at JZ Motel and Suites on 8 Mile Road in Detroit. Sources said the victim checked into the motel about two hours before the assault. Police are searching for two men. No descriptions have been offered. UPDATE: Well-known hair stylist found dead after assault at Detroit hotelIt’s not clear what led up to this deadly attack.