(WJBK) – A Warren police officer has been fired after restraining and cutting the hair of a woman in custody. The incident was caught on camera and authorities say her actions were uncalled for.
Charda Gregory of Detroit was taken into police custody back in November, accused of disorderly conduct, destroying property at a Warren hotel and assaulting a police officer. While she was processed she was placed in a restraining chair, was strapped in and a Warren police officer cut her hair with scissors.
David Griem, Warren City Attorney, and two police administrators reviewed the video several times and unanimously agreed to terminate the police officer. Griem says the 10-year veteran officer was freelancing.
“There is a policy about removing wigs, but, that doesn’t cover scalping a person,” says Griem.
Griem says Gregory settled a lawsuit with the city of Warren out of court, and that the officer’s actions of cutting the hair were unnecessary and out of line. “There was just no justifiable reason to do that,” he says.
The investigation into the haircut is still ongoing. Read more
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