Archive for Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chief: Investigation ‘won’t be pretty’

May 19, 2010


— Detroit’s police chief said Tuesday that findings from an investigation into the death of a 7-year-old girl who was shot during a police raid “won’t be pretty, but they will be honest.”

Warren Evans, hired last summer in part to make sure Detroit’s police change the way they use force, cut short an overseas vacation and returned to the city Tuesday, just as an attorney for the family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones announced two lawsuits claiming officers violated the girl’s rights.

“Although the investigation into the circumstances of Aiyana’s death is now being conducted by the Michigan State Police, the Detroit Police Department has its own painful self-examination to undergo,” Evans said in an e-mail statement.

Aiyana was shot in the neck when police raided her home while searching for a 34-year-old murder suspect.


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