New video shows Inkster cops laughing while Floyd Dent bleeds
Inkster Police didn’t want to turn over this video.
And for good reason.
There’s no question the footage is troubling. Better to ask what’s going to be done about it?
You pay for these officers’ salaries. Their job is to serve and protect, but in this video, rather than getting a bloody Floyd Dent medical attention, they appear to be joking around and celebrating as they clean his blood off their uniforms.
“Quite honestly, they are disgusting,” said Dent’s attorney Greg Rohl. “They show officers making fun of Floyd. They show them congratulating each other for this beat down and the whole time he is there watching it.”
There’s no audio with the video, which may be a good thing for the officers because it looks like the police are reliving the arrest and alleged assault of Dent while he was just off camera and in earshot.
“He is bleeding like a sieve, there is blood everywhere,” said Rohl. “The officers don’t seem at all disturbed by what happened at the scene. They appear happy, pleased, even celebratory over the arrest of Floyd Dent—a man who was just beaten kicked and tased.”
As the officers continue wiping Dents blood off them, an officer decides to do a little acting. He lies down on a bench and imitates Dent being on the ground at the scene choked by Officer William Melendez. His acting seems to thrill rather than disgust his audience … click here for more details.
Dave Chappelle’s Detroit Show Leaves Fans Demanding Refunds
Depending on who you ask, Dave Chappelle’s show at The Fillmore in Detroit on Thursday evening ended in laughter and chaos, as the comedian was repeatedly heckled by the crowd.
In a video sent to TMZ, fans claimed the comedian showed up late to his 9:30 p.m. show on Thursday night, causing fans to become uneasy. Once the comedian took the the stage, fans began to boo him as he interacted with some of the audience members and reportedly spoke in a slurred manner. Some fans claim the comedian stopped telling jokes and hundreds of people left the theater.
The city’s local news website, Click on Detroit, gave the comedian a glowing review and hinted Dave’s trouble with the city goes back a few years when he was booed off the stage by a “tough” crowd … click here for more details.
Tigers topple Indians 8-6
Miguel Cabrera is continuing his hot start against the Cleveland Indians in April.
Cabrera homered and drove in three runs and the Detroit Tigers beat the Indians 8-6 on Sunday.
Cabrera has three homers this season, all against Cleveland, and nine of his 13 RBIs this season are against the Indians. He is batting .377 for the season.
Wings dominate game 5, win 4-0 over Lightning in Tampa
Petr Mrazek stopped 28 shots and the Detroit Red Wings rebounded from a disappointing loss to shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Saturday night and take a 3-2 lead in the first-round NHL playoff series.
Riley Sheahan, Drew Miller, Pavel Datsyuk and Danny DeKeyser scored for the Red Wings. They can close out the Eastern Conference matchup by winning Game 6 at home Monday night.
The shutout was the second of the series for the young Mrazek, who had no previous NHL playoff experience before being named Detroit’s starter over veteran Jimmy Howard. The 23-year-old goalie blanked the Lightning 3-0 in Game 3 at home and also had the only shutout against the league’s highest-scoring team during the regular season.
It was a frustrating evening for Tampa Bay, which rallied to win Game 4 on the road, evening the series after fizzling in Game 3 and being outplayed for 54 minutes before being rescued by Tyler Johnson on Thursday night.
Sheahan and Datsyuk scored on the power play. Miller’s first goal of the series made it 2-0 through the second period, and DeKeyser added an empty-net goal with 1:38 remaining.
Missing 17-year-old Detroiter found safe
A 17-year-old girl who was reported missing by Detroit police is now safe.
Tanechia Turner was last seen at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the area of Fenkell and Bentler.
Sunday night, Detroit police said Turner was home safe.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit
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