Police brutality protest held in Warren after Amazon drivers arrest
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. Protesters gathered in Warren to discuss racism and police brutality Saturday. One of the main topics was the recent arrest of an Amazon driver in Warren. RELATED: I was terrified -- Amazon driver speaks out after rough arrest in WarrenWhen an Amazon driver in Warren is arrested for doing their job, its not only -- as the mayor says -- outrageous, it is racism, it is bias, said Justin Walters. It is the reason were here today.Protesters are asking for changes and Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said changes are due. Im trying to get the bad apples out of the Warren Police Department.Dwyer said while there is training for deescalation and cultural diversity, police officers need more training.
I was terrified -- Amazon driver speaks out after rough arrest in Warren
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. A week ago, the Macomb County Prosecutors Office denied a warrant request in connection with an altercation between a Warren police officer, who is White, and an Amazon driver, who is Black. Police approached the driver, 23-year-old Jaylen Bond, asked to see his license and a confrontation ensued. According to the Warren Police Department, it was a case of resisting arrest. Andrews said the arrest was unconstitutional and that Warren Police William Dwyer defamed Bond, who has been affected personally by the arrest and the officers actions. When he held me about my neck, I was terrified, Bond said.
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Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at Noon:National Action Network to meet with Warren PD over altercation with Amazon driverPolice commissioner Bill Dwyer is expected to meet with members of the National Action Network after the Macomb County Prosecutors Office denied a warrant request in connection with an altercation between a Warren police officer and an Amazon driver.
Warren PD, community leaders to meet after violent confrontation between officer, Amazon driver
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. The fallout from a violent confrontation between a Warren police officer and an Amazon delivery driver continues. Police and community leaders are expected to meet Friday in a face-to-face meeting where members from the National Action Network will meet with Warren police commissioner Bill Dwyer. The meeting comes after the Macomb County Prosecutors Office denied charges against the driver, 23-year-old Jaylen Bond. The Macomb County Sheriffs Office is having an independent investigation into whether excessive force was used. Warren mayor Jim Fouts took to social media and said the officer should be fired.
Community community leaders meet with Warren police after Amazon drivers rough arrest
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. Local leaders of the National Action Network were in Warren Friday to sit-down with police commissioner Bill Dwyer. The meeting comes after the violent arrest of 23-year-old Amazon driver Jaylen Bond. NAN said the arrest of a black Amazon driver while he was working is not unique to the city of Warren. Dwyer said the department had been receiving complaints about delivery trucks blocking traffic and city council wanted traffic enforcement officers to patrol neighborhoods. Police said the Amazon driver refused to show the officer his license.
Watch live: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan holds press conference after violent night of protests
Published: May 30, 2020, 12:50 pm Updated: May 30, 2020, 2:03 pmDETROIT Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is holding a press conference Saturday afternoon after a violent night of protests in the city made national headlines. Duggan will be joined by Detroit Police Chief James Craig, Maurice Hardwick with Live In Peace Movement, Rev. The press conference is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. On Friday night, a total of 61 people who participated in a George Floyd protest in Downtown Detroit were arrested. Floyds death has sparked protests against police brutality across the country.