By Norb Franz
The Macomb Daily
WARREN, Mich. — A Warren police officers’ union is challenging the firing of an officer who forcibly cut the hair of a woman restrained in a chair inside the Police Department’s lockup.
The Warren Police Officers Association has filed for arbitration to contest the termination of Bernadette Najor, a 10-year veteran of the force.
Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green said officers arrested Charda Gregory, 22, at the Suez Motel on Nov. 13 for suspicion of vandalism. Police pepper-sprayed her after she kicked the window of a patrol car while in custody.
“Bernadette claims that she removed the sewn-in weaves because it could be used as an instrument to harm herself or damage property in the jail,” Green said. Green fired Najor on Dec. 12.
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