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Black Ypsilanti trustee says she was racially targeted after car window shot

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Posted at 10:26 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 23:16:24-04

YPSILANTI (WXYZ) — A Black Ypsilanti Township politician questions if she was the target of a racially motivated incident.

A bullet pierced the windshield of Monica Ross-Williams' husbands BMW as it sat in the driveway. Williams said she was inside her home at the time with her 16-month-old grandson but did not hear the shot.

It was reported to the Washtenaw County Sheriff. Authorities confirm they're investigating the alleged crime.

Williams said in May, a Zoom call sponsored by the sheriff's office with community members was interpreted and someone displayed a noose and used the n-word.

The township trustee has also introduced legislation for an law enforcement oversight committee.

Williams is also currently running for Ypsilanti Township Clerk. She removed her yard signs in fear of retaliation again and doesn't believe the shot fired was random.