Mich. police to undergo sensitivity training after controversy

The training focus on how officers interact with members of the public who are mentally ill


My Fox Detroit

GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. — A spokesman for Grosse Pointe Park says the city's police department will undergo sensitivity training in the wake of videos that show an officer asking a man to dance and make odd noises.

Grosse Pointe Park spokesman Greg Bowens said Monday police are "looking at ways to address the culture that allows for this kind of video to surface."

An unnamed officer who recorded the footage has been removed from patrol duty. Bowens says an investigation is almost done.

The videos were posted to the Motor City Muckraker news website.

Bowens says the training "will be coming fairly soon" and focus on how officers interact with members of the public who are mentally ill. He says Grosse Pointe Park police are trying to "get to the root of the problem."

Reprinted with permission from My Fox Detroit

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