Charges won't be filed against Washtenaw County deputy who punched woman in May

Posted at 5:50 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 17:52:41-04

WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Charges will not be filed against a Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy who punched a woman during an arrest in Ypsilanti. Instead, charges will be filed against the couple involved in the altercation.

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The incident was caught on video in May. The deputy was responding to a shooting.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says Shatina Trady and her husband, Daniel Grady, began to interfere with a police investigation.

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She says deputies tried to arrest the Gradys when they physically resisted. Shatina at one point bit the deputy in the arm, and that deputy then started to punch Shatina.

Bill Amadeo, attorney for the couple, released the below statement.

“I feel Brian Mackie and John Vella from the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office have encouraged a culture of racial profiling, and Dana Nessel empowered that kind of behavior in our community today.

It’s an utter disgrace to prosecute victims. This is the type of prosecution that Donald Trump would be proud of.“