Your Black News: Michigan Police Accused Of Beating Diabetic Man Into Coma
Pamela Griglen rushed into the hospital that June evening to be at the side of her bloodied, bandaged, diabetic husband.
At first, she thought Ernest Griglen Jr. of Detroit had been in a car accident.
“He said that they beat him,” Pamela Griglen said Monday at a news conference, where she accused Allen Park and Dearborn police of mistaking her 59-year-old husband for a drunken driver during a hypoglycemic attack on June 15, then beating him to the point that part of his brain had to be surgically removed.
But Allen Park and Dearborn police reports released Monday to the Free Press under a Freedom of Information Act request give a different version of what happened.
Police said they had to take a combative Ernest Griglen to the ground after he resisted being handcuffed following an earlier 5-mile car chase on Southfield Road.
In a report, Dearborn police acknowledge striking Griglen at least four times in an attempt to free his hands after seeing what one officer described as a black object and possible weapon on Griglen’s waistband, and one officer hit him with pepper spray…
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