Grand Rapids Police launch internal investigation after detaining 11-year-old

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Police say an internal investigation is underway after an 11-year-old girl was detained during the search for a stabbing suspect last week.

In a release Monday evening, police say a suspect wanted in a stabbing Dec. 6 fled from a home in the 1300 block of Hamilton Avenue and was still armed with a knife.

Police say the investigation led to a second home, where they thought the suspect, identified as Carrie Sue Manning, may have gone.  While setting up a perimeter, officials claim two women and an 11-year-old girl exited the home.

Carrie Sue Manning

The three were detained until officials say they searched the home and determined the suspect was not there.

An additional home was checked, where Manning was found and taken into custody.  She’s facing several charges, including assault with intent to murder.

The internal investigation was launched after someone filed a complaint on behalf of the 11-year-old girl. Police say the victim in the stabbing was treated and released from the hospital.

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6 comments

  • Clucko

    This article and WOOD’s article are as different as night and day. This article seems as though nothing serious occurred, but WOOD’s article said the 11 year old was held at gunpoint, handcuffed, and thrown into the back of a cruiser. Somebody’s got it more right than wrong, and only time will provide the answer. Either way, of course, the cops will be at fault, and as always the mother of the “offended” girl will sue.

    • Ben There

      Also, the media’s main goal is ratings and sensationalism. So “thrown” into a police cars is used versus placed into a police car. Perhaps camera footage show her being easily put in the car could result in the article’s author being suspended for inaccuracies or bias? No, suspensions are for police. Reporters are encouraged to stir the pot erroneously if needed. All felony or dangerous suspects are held at gunpoint. If not the officer should be removed from the street, retrained, and possible discharged for not being fit or able for duty.

  • tracyd112

    I dont care how old a person is these days killers come in all ages.Now the police went there looking for a Female with a weapon.The Police are only getting whatever information from a little radio .They really have no clue to as to who what so they detain all in the Home until they Locate the person who Knows it could have been the little Girls Mother with the Weapon or the girl.Noone was hurt and Life goes on.

  • FEDX1911

    The police are out of control. This is not IRAQ, that is suppose to be the difference. The suspect is as white. How does that fact get confusing. A disconnect created now a child that wanted to be an officer is afraid of police. How can you continue to handcuff, shackle individuals without giving any reason on why you are the at that point you have detained the individual, unconstitutionaly by use of force like it or not if you do not comply your are beat down and charged even if you have not done a dam thing but try to defend you constitual rights. Protect and Serve a civil serveant to the people of this country. That is a bogus statement overturned by an internal investigation. There should be an independent board set-up by the community of the people that live in communities. Accountability should be open and public, or sistuations like this are going to result in sever distrust of policers to where communities are going to feel the need to protect themselves against the police period.

    • Ben There

      This is a board. Weapons changed hands. Suspects can be friends or related. So if its a white suspect, and she ditches the weapon, she would never do so in a house where an black girl walks out of? I don’t follow how you think people hold on to their weapons until the police catch them so weapons charges can be added more easily? People throw weapons away. some even swallow drugs….NOOOOO. Can’t be. Maybe she was told to take the weapon out of the house. maybe cause a scene and distract the cops. I dunno. Time will tell. Go to the house and find the corner baggies I’ve heard about. Leave the 1911 at home though. You’ll be ok.