Info : Published on May 26, 2020
YPSILANTI TWP., Michigan – A video of a white Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy appearing to punch a black woman in the head multiple times during an arrest early Tuesday has sparked outrage and an internal police investigation.
Deputies ordered Sha’Teina Grady El and her husband, Dan Grady El, to leave the scene of a potential shooting in the Apple Ridge neighborhood of Ypsilanti Township around midnight on May 26, said the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.
When officers tried to physically remove the two from the scene, they resisted, and a deputy punched her in the head before taking both into custody, police said.
The two are lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail and have yet to be arraigned on charges, police said.
The deputy shown punching Grady El has been placed on administrative leave, which is paid due to the sheriff’s office union requirements.