Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Cop Forces Mentally Ill Man To Make Animal Noises, Films It (VIDEO)
"A police officer in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., confessed to taking at least one demeaning video showing an African-American man being commanded to sing and make animal noises on Friday.
Motor City Muckraker, the blog that first published videos and a photo allegedly made by police officers in the upscale suburb bordering Detroit, reported Friday that the officer was taken off duty and is "expected to face discipline next week."
The man in the videos, Michael Scipio, appeared at a protest held Wednesday at the Public Safety headquarters in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., and said he was unaware that police had filmed him. The Huffington Post last week reported that city officials had opened an investigation after the videos and photo appeared online."