AG Nessel to review police questioning of black man over staring at white woman

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Aug 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-18 15:50:39-04

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general has ordered an investigation of police in suburban Detroit who questioned a black man when a woman claimed he was staring at her.

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Dana Nessel said Friday that her civil rights division will review the conduct of Royal Oak police following the Tuesday incident .

The police department has apologized, saying the encounter with 20-year-old Devin Myers should have been "very short" and the officer "had no legal right" to demand his identification. The probationary officer will receive additional training, and a supervisor has been disciplined.

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The woman called 911 and reported feeling uncomfortable after a man circled her vehicle. Myers told WXYZ-TV he had parked his car and was walking to a restaurant when he was stopped.