A woman was seen on video being punched by a Michigan sheriff deputy.
Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton played video and audio from the confrontation with Sha’Teina Grady El. Officers have been placed on leave while the incident is under investigation. Clayton wanted to share as much information as possible.
The confrontation with Grady El began when she ignored an order to leave a perimeter.
“You might not be able to hear that but he says, ‘You’re biting me.’ You can see the fresh bite mark” on his forearm. We’re not deciding right or wrong in any of this. ... We’ll wait until those investigations are complete,” Clayton said.
“If he was bit, I promise she didn’t initiate anything. She was fighting back while being brutalized,” said Grady El’s attorney, Bill Amadeo.
Grady El has two cases pending in Wayne County, including a charge of resisting police in Canton Township.
She was released from the Wayne County jail on Friday.
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