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The department confirmed the investigation to 7 Action News Wednesday afternoon while declining an interview request. The person behind the cell phone claims a black man was questioned by police for looking "suspiciously" at a white woman as he crossed the street. The woman who shot the video and narrates it claims the white woman called police while watching the man from her car, which was across the street. A black man who identifies himself to officers as a year-old is shown being questioned by Royal Oak police. The man who says he was walking into Inn Season Cafe at 4th and Knowles in Royal Oak, even apologized to officers for the inconvenience. Four minutes into the video more officers arrive along with a supervisor.
Devin Myers is the man in the video seen on social media surrounded by four officers.
The Royal Oak Police Department has issued an apology to a black man who was stopped by police on Wednesday after a white woman allegedly said he was staring "suspiciously" at her. He did quickly advise Mr. Myers that he was free to go; however, he did not effectively look into the situation or allow those present the opportunity to express their concerns. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
The supervisor has been disciplined and every Royal Oak police supervisor has received additional training in procedural justice. He even apologized to officers for the inconvenience. This incident stemmed from a call in which the caller reported she was uncomfortable because a male subject was circling her vehicle, staring at her from across the street, and was possibly taking pictures of her and her son.
On behalf of the police department, I would like to apologize to Mr. Myers why we were there and allowed him to go on his way. Although the first officer did not call for a supervisor, the second officer on scene did.
A supervisor was called to the scene, per Mr. Myers request, about 6 minutes into the encounter and the supervisor arrived approximately 11 minutes later 17 minutes into the encounter. I have tons of white neighbors and they all like me. News Start your day with 7 Action News this Morning!
Police said that an internal investigation was underway on Wednesday, and on Thursday, issued a statement apologizing to Myers for the way he was treated. Black man stopped by police after white woman allegedly said he was staring 'suspiciously' at her He wasn't arrested, but did say he was humiliated over the incident.
In total, Mr. Myers was verbally detained for approximately 19 minutes. Corrective action has been taken and we will continue to hold all members of the ROPD to the highest standards.
WXYZ — The Royal Oak Police Department has issued an apology to a black man who was stopped by police on Wednesday after a white woman allegedly said he was staring "suspiciously" at her. Police also added that the responding supervisor didn't handle the situation the way the chief expects supervisors to handle themselves, and said he was disciplined, and every supervisor has receive additional training.
This officer will be provided with remedial training to address this issue. Corrective action has been taken and we will continue to hold all members of the ROPD to the highest standards," the statement read.
Myers said he parked his car and waited for a friend when the woman called police on him as he walked ot the Inn Season Cafe. Myers for how he was treated.
So, I never paid racism too much attention," he told 7 Action News. Royal Oak Police apologize to black man stopped after white woman claimed he was staring at her. Myers was advised he was free to go 2 minutes after that. Police also said he will be provided with remedial training to address the issue.
The officer involved is a new, probationary officer and he made a mistake. According to police, the officer is a new, probationary officer and made a mistake.
This is an unfortunate incident where the ROPD did not live up to our own standards. Early in this encounter, Mr. Myers requested a supervisor make the scene.
Actions Facebook Tweet. The responding supervisor did not handle this situation in a manner I expect Royal Oak supervisors to conduct themselves.
What should have been a very short encounter was extended when the officer involved insisted on getting Mr. The officer had no legal right to demand the identification and should have simply advised Mr. Myers why we were there and allowed him to go on his way," police said in a statement. This is not the practice of the Royal Oak Police Department and it is not acceptable.
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