HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — A former Hamtramck police officer has pleaded guilty to using excessive force and violating a person’s civil rights during a traffic stop in the Detroit enclave where a driver was pistol-whipped.
The U.S. attorney's office in Detroit says 44-year-old Ryan McInerney admitted Friday in a plea hearing that on June 22, 2014, he struck a man several times through the open window of a vehicle that was pulled over.
The man suffered broken bones in his face and lacerations.
That same night, a second man also was pistol-whipped during an unrelated traffic stop.
The U.S. attorney’s office also said police documents were falsified to cover up the use of excessive force.