Activists blast delays in investigation of death of Detroit teen who was tasered

Posted at 10:43 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 10:40:28-05

Its been more than 3 months since 15-year-old Damon Grimes crashed his ATV and died in Detroit, after being tasered by a MSP trooper who has since resigned.

The scene in Detroit, and his tragic death have also led to two other suspensions, but so far no charges have been filed.

"They need to stop dragging their feet and wrap up these investigations," says Sam Riddle, Political Director for the Michigan National Action Network.

Both Michigan State Police and the Detroit Police confirm they are still investigating, but won't comment further.

The Wayne County Prosecutor says no charges can be filed until the investigations are complete.

Retired State Police Inspector Ellis Stafford says its crucial for both investigations to be done thoroughly, and for all the facts to come to light.

In the meantime, a $50 million dollar civil suit has also been placed on hold.

"The prosecutor will do what's necessary and we believe the family will have justice," says Stafford.