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The actions of a Detroit police lieutenant are being investigated after allegations that she attacked a handcuffed woman.
Detroit News obtained “a pirated copy of an officer’s body-worn camera that captured the interaction with the woman, whom police described as mentally ill.”
“Among the issues being investigated is whether Lt. Velma Hampton of the 9th Precinct submitted a backdated use-of-force report last week after The Detroit News inquired about the May 29 incident, police officials said,” they report.
Hampton has been placed on administrative duty, Police Chief James White said.
“The actions of this lieutenant are troubling and in contravention of our policies,” he said.
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