Two Brothers Are Harassed By Police Then One Officer Gives A Shove And Ignites A Public BrawlSubmitted by Buck50 on Tue, 12/31/2013 - 15:10
Detroit Police deemed it reasonable and appropriate for their officers to harass and shove two brothers, Tywonn Mitchell and Naybon Moore who had stopped at a Coney Island to eat last May. When cameras were rolling, police officers tailed the two from the parking lot and entered behind the boys presumably to get something to eat. But soon they approached the two boys and began questioning them and asking for their identification. Citizens are not required to present identification if they are not suspected of a crime however, so it is puzzling why they were asking for the ID.
The boys initially argued with the two police, asking them why they wanted the identification. One of the men is studying criminal justice and knows his constitutional rights. It could have stopped right there.
Officers have been asked about why they initiated a confrontation. The officers claim the two young men made a "grim expression". The officer asked about what happened in the parking lot and they argue the boys were unruly and aggressive. Tywonn and Naybon say the tape disproves that however. Detroit police are claiming that slapping an officer's hand away is assault and a crime. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62bFlzU2Jks#t=224