GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Chief Eric Payne has ordered an internal investigation into a use-of-force incident in which an officer with the Grand Rapids Police Department punched a man repeatedly in the head, Sgt. Dan Adams confirms.
Last week, GRPD released body cam footage depicting the incident during, taken during a March 26 traffic stop.
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GRPD body cam of March 26 incident *graphic content warning*
The Grand Rapids Office of Oversight and Public Accountability previously released a statement saying the video is “concerning.”
GRPD says their use-of-force policy dictates that such measures are only to be used when necessary.
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