Detroit-area traffic stop arrest to be reviewed by police

AP News
Posted: May 24, 2017 6:16 PM

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit police chief says her department will investigate the arrest of a black man who was pulled from his car after a white officer shattered a window on the vehicle.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan posted dashcam video of the April 2016 incident and sent a letter Tuesday to the Taylor Police Department. Chief Mary Sclabassi told that her department will conduct a "thorough and diligent investigation."

Taylor officers stopped a car driven by Calvin Jones, who was traveling with his wife and a boy. Jones apparently declined to provide identification. The video shows an officer pulling on the driver's side window, breaking it.

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The officer claimed Jones was reaching for something between seats. Jones says he was just trying to unlock his seat belt.