Michigan Attorney General to review 2018 Shelby Township police shooting

Posted at 10:50 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 18:18:49-04

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will review a 2018 case where a Shelby Township officer fatally shot an unarmed Macomb County man.

The AG's office will evaluate whether charges should have been filed against law enforcement involved in the incident.

Officers shot 25-year-old Kanwarbir Malhi after he was exiting a vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex where he resided along Spring Lane in Shelby Township.

Authorities said he refused to comply with their orders and believed he may have possessed a weapon. Authorities later determined he was unarmed.

The Macomb County Prosecutor's Office did not file charges against the officers involved in the shooting.

“In light of recent inquiries into our investigation, we welcome the Attorney General’s office to review our investigation, facts and findings that were presented to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office,” Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said. “We will provide the Attorney General’s office anything they need as we remain open and transparent.”

Attorney General Nessel agreed to review the case, pledging transparency and an unbiased look at the matter.

“As Attorney General I have consistently advocated for a thorough, comprehensive and objective review of all officer-involved shootings, particularly those which result in fatalities,” Nessel said. “This matter will receive an exhaustive review and analysis with an impartial lens and, when completed, our department is committed to transparency in our decision-making process, irrespective of the outcome. Justice demands nothing less.”