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American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan demands Taylor Police Department be investigated

The U.S. Department of Justice building.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed a complaint demanding the US Department of Justice investigate the Taylor Police Department.

In a news conference today the ACLU detailed over a dozen instances of excessive force.

ACLU of Michigan staff attorney Mark Fancher says most of the incidents were caught on camera.

“We have observed these officers administer beatings destroy property and use disfavored if not illegal methods such as chokeholds and tasers to force compliance” Mark Fancher said.

Fancher says the civil rights group isn’t looking for blood just a police force that respects people’s civil and human rights.

In August Wayne County prosecutors charged Taylor police officer Tyler Peake with assault and misconduct in office after attacking a man who had his hands up during a traffic stop.