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Berrien County Sheriff's Office to investigate use of force incident caught on video

Berrien County Sheriff's Office 08152020
Posted at 10:25 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 22:25:38-04

NILES, Mich. — The Berrien County Sheriff's Office is investigating a use of force incident Wednesday.

According to the sheriff's office, a deputy pulled over a 39-year-old woman Tuesday on Michigan Avenue in Niles.

Allegedly, she was not giving them her real identity while she sat in the back of a patrol car.

Deputies say when they realized she wasn't going to give them her real name, they tried to put her in handcuffs but she didn't follow verbal commands and resisted physical arrest.

With the help of a bystander, the deputy was able to arrest her.

She is being held of multiple charges, including resisting and obstructing a law enforcement officer, open intoxication in a motor vehicle, and possession of meth.

Deputies say the struggle lasted about two minutes. and the woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

They say they can't provide further information at this time.