East Lansing release videos of police shooting and injuring a Black man outside a Meijer
East Lansing police have released video showing officers shooting and injuring a Black man outside a Meijer grocery story last month.
City officials are not naming two officers who are on leave while a Michigan State Police investigation into the incident continues.
"It is by design that a third party investigative team was immediately brought in and was immediately brought in and to ensure that there isn't a conflict of interest.” said City Manager George Lahanas.
The city played a 911 call, in which a dispatcher says someone’s reported a mask-wearing man walking into a the store with a gun.
Security and body camera footage then show the man running out of the store which leads to a chase. . Police shout for the man to get on the ground and show his hands before an officer is heard saying “he’s got a gun” and “he’s reaching.”
The video then shows police firing multiple shots and rendering aid to the man who’s described as being hit multiple times. Officers search for a gun on the man’s person but do not find it. Video later shows them finding a gun under a car in the store parking lot.
The videos are available on the city website along with a list of mental health resources.