DETROIT (WXYZ) — Two lawsuits were filed against former Detroit police officers regarding a racist Snapchat video.
- Detroit police officer accused of posting racist Snapchat video fired
- Second Detroit police officer involved in racist Snapchat post fired
Corporal Gary Steele and Officer Michael Garrison have been fired after Steele posted a video to his Snapchat account.
The lawsuit filed on behalf of Elaine Muriel alleges then DPD Officer Gary Steele broke her arm during her arrest. We’re told there is body cam video of the incident that will be shown. Here are some screen shots. @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/UaT1TlYt7B— Anu Prakash (@WXYZPrakash) April 26, 2019
In the video, Steele and Garrison are heard making racist jokes as a woman walked home in freezing temperatures after her car was impounded.
Attorney Geoffrey Fieger is holding a news conference Friday morning at 10 a.m. to discuss the lawsuits.
The Snapchat video, first uncovered by WXYZ, prompted an internal investigation that led to the firing of Steele and Garrison.
View the lawsuit documentation below: