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May 22, 2012
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Video: Mich. deputies end courtroom brawl

Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies worked quickly to try to restore order

By Ann Zaniewski
The Oakland Press

OAKLAND, Mich. — When a brawl broke out during a court hearing Thursday, Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies worked quickly to try to restore order.

Officials at the Sheriff’s Office reviewed The Oakland Press’ video of the brawl, which was posted online. They said they were pleased with how the deputies handled the situation and how their training helps them prepare for such events.

“They quickly and efficiently brought it to a separation and conclusion before it became directly physical,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. “It could have gotten ugly. They brought it to a calming point in minutes. I’m proud of them.”

Full story: Police officials proud of deputies’ response in courtroom brawl






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