TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (MNA) – A police investigation has begun in Michigan following the posting of photos and videos on a blog which allegedly show officers forcing black men to sing and dance on camera.

A blog run by former Detroit Free Press reporter Steve Neavling, who now works for Reuters, ran a post on Thursday alleging Grosse Pointe Park police officers of taking “humiliating photos and videos” of black men and sharing them with friends and family.

Neavling wrote that he received the photos and videos from an anonymous source “confirming that more such shameful videos of black men were sent and forwarded from the phones of Grosse Pointe Park police.” The blog posted two rough videos which show black men singing and making vague animal noises after reportedly being told by police officers to perform in front of the camera.

In one episode, a Grosse Pointe Park police officer allegedly texted a photo of a black man in the back of a trailer with the message, “Gotta love the coloreds.” In a video posted on the blog, the same officer is alleged to have told a mentally ill black man to sing. This officer “sent at least six videos of the same mentally ill man singing or stuttering on command,” Neavling wrote on his blog. He also told The Huffington Post that he has not shared the rest of the materials at this time due to their "humiliating nature."

Grosse Pointe Park Police Captain David Loch told The Huffington Post that an investigation has begun in response to the blog’s allegations.
The blog reported that several police officers were involved in the videos. Huffington Post was told by “several people” that Najm’s ex-wife may be the source of the materials.


Source: Russia Today



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