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Detroit Police arrest man in Greektown for ‘Obstructing Traffic’


[Video Credit: Brandi Howard]

DETROIT, MI – A person on Facebook wanted to ensure that MI Headlines was aware of a video that was shot on Saturday June 24th, 2017 in Greektown of a man being arrested by Detroit Police.

The person who shared the video stated that two couples were crossing the street in Greektown. That is when Detroit Police approached them from behind and grabbed one of the gentleman. The man who was approached by the officers did not know who at first had grabbed onto him. He becomes clearly confused and very agitated but also remains very composed from the beginning of the encounter with the officers on scene.

While the man was on the ground, he continued to ask why the officers why they were touching him. He also looked to the crowd asking if he was fighting or resisting the officers at that time. Once he is in handcuffs, he is set upright so two officers could speak to him.

Brandi Howard, who appears to be the one who posted the video to Facebook, states that the fracas happened last evening and based off of what she heard, the police said that man was obstructing traffic. If that were the case then he should have been given a citation for his mistake and allowed to go on his way. The man was handcuffed, arrested and hauled off to jail in the back of a police car.  The actual reason for the arrest remains unclear at this time because no official statement has been released by the Detroit Police Department.

Howard also stated that “Witnessing it first hand is just as heartbreaking as viewing it when it goes viral”.  Many who have watched the video are outraged at what they have seen and are demanding answers from authorities.

The video has been shared out on Facebook over 300 times since it was posted.

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