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LPD releases "response to resistance" following controversial arrest

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 17:48:22-04

LANSING, Mich. — After a heated conversation at a town hall meeting in Lansing Monday night regarding the controversial arrest of a 16-year-old girl, the Lansing Police Department has released its "response to resistance" policy onto its website.

The policy said officers are authorized to use reasonable force to control a person under arrest who is refusing to comply.

This comes after the controversial police arrest caught on video by a bystander.

The video shows a Lansing Police officer striking a 16-year-old girl.

Body Cam video from the officers shows the girl resisting arrest.

"If it's determined that the officers did not follow policies, procedures, laws, and or training protocols, and it will be put forth In what we call our discipline matrix where we have specific violations that are associated with specific outcomes," Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski said at Monday night's meeting.

The Lansing Police Department has not yet released its "use of force" policy.

The department will host two neighborhood round table discussions

The first is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. and another will be held Friday morning at 8 a.m.

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