ACLU of Michigan Urges Taylor Police to Change Policy and Training After Violent Arrest of Calvin Jones
The ACLU of Michigan sent a letter to the Taylor Police Department, urging re-training and policy changes for its officers in the wake of a traffic stop last year in which an African-American motorist was snatched from his car, put in a chokehold until he claims he blacked out and then, once arrested, stripped to his underwear and left in a cold cell for hours. The letter also calls for discipline for officers involved in the incident, in which 26-year-old motorist Calvin Jones was violently arrested. His wife and underage brother-in-law were also taken into police custody.
The letter annotates the interaction and explains how the incident might have been resolved peacefully.