WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — A protest was held at the Washtenaw County Jail Wednesday afternoon over the alleged use of excessive force during an arrest.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy accused of using excessive force during an arrest early Tuesday morning has been placed on administrative leave.
The deputy can be seen punching Sha-teina Anahita Lin Grady El multiple times during an arrest on Peachcrest Street in Ypsilanti Township. And when Sha-teina's husband, Daniel Grady El, tries to help his wife, a deputy uses a Taser on him.
Deputies were on the block to investigate a shooting that left a woman with a gunshot wound to her back.
In a statement, Sheriff Jerry Clayton said deputies were trying to arrest the two when they refused to leave the area where deputies were looking for a shooting suspect.
Clayton said the deputy's use of force is also under investigation.
The Washtenaw County prosecutor will not yet make a determination on potential charges against the couple.
Prosecutors say they want to see body camera footage and other videos before making a decision on potential charges, according to a spokesman for the sheriff's office.