Michigan police question black man after staring complaint
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Police in a Detroit suburb have apologized for its officers’ conduct after a black man was questioned when a woman claimed he was staring at her.
WXYZ-TV reports the incident happened on Tuesday. Royal Oak police say the encounter with 20-year-old Devin Myers should have been “very short” and the officer “had no legal right” to demand Myers’ identification.
Officials said Thursday that a probationary officer will receive additional training and a supervisor has been disciplined.
Police say the woman called 911 and reported “she was uncomfortable” after a man circled her vehicle. Myers tells the station that he had parked his car and was walking to a restaurant when he was stopped.
Video of the encounter was posted on social media by a passerby.