Police officers are supposed to serve and protect the members of their community. However, as residents of Southfield and the greater Detroit area have come to know, sometimes police abuse their authority. A recent case involving a man from West Bloomfield and members of the Detroit Police Department serves as an unfortunate reminder that police brutality remains a serious problem.
The alleged victim in this case was a 36-year-old man from the West Bloomfield area who works as an advertising executive. He was driving early in the morning when he was pulled over by two Detroit officers. He claims the two officers severely beat him in front of his children and ex-wife, then falsely accused him of attacking the officers and reaching for one of their guns.