GRPD officer quits following ‘use of force’ incident

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids police officer quit after his alleged use of force during an arrest.

The officer’s name isn’t being released at this time, says Grand Rapids Police Department Lt. Terry Dixon.

The officer was suspended September 12 after the arrest of an armed robbery suspect. The officer’s peers reported his actions during the arrest “were not consistent with training or standard procedures.”

The officer’s actions were reported to the Internal Affairs Unit, which started an investigation. Before it was complete, however, the officer resigned. His alleged actions made during the arrest were not made clear.

Dixon says the investigation continues despite the officer’s resignation.

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3 comments

  • learnedmylesson25

    I wish they’d use force on the thugs busting up the car windows on the West Side.Criminals should not be treated with tender loving care when they’re attempting violent crimes.Criminals are sociopaths,most of them,and wouldn’t check Miss Manners opinion before trying everything they can (including murder)to get away with their crime.This stuff is insane.

  • steve

    I’m definitely against wet-nursing any bad guy, but if the cop actually pointed his weapon at the head of a handcuffed suspect, I’d say it might be a little overboard. But, we’ll see how this works out.