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Video: Mich. cop shatters car window after driver refuses to give ID

Police Chief Mary Sclabassi said the department will conduct a “thorough and diligent investigation”

Associated Press

TAYLOR, Mich. — A suburban Detroit police chief says her department will investigate the arrest of a black man who was pulled from his car after a white officer shattered a window on the vehicle.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan posted dashcam video of the April 2016 incident and sent a letter Tuesday to the Taylor Police Department. Chief Mary Sclabassi told that her department will conduct a “thorough and diligent investigation.”

Taylor officers stopped a car driven by Calvin Jones, who was traveling with his wife and a boy. Jones apparently declined to provide identification. The video shows an officer pulling on the driver’s side window, breaking it.

The officer claimed Jones was reaching for something between seats. Jones says he was just trying to unlock his seat belt.