Warren councilman charged for allegedly handcuffing protester at Trump rally

Posted at 4:13 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 16:15:49-04

MACOMB COUNTY (WXYZ) — Warren councilman Eddie Kabacinski has been charged with two misdemeanors for allegedly handcuffing a protester outside a rally for President Trump in Eastpointe earlier in October.

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Kabacinski is charged with impersonating a peace officer, along with assault and battery, according to the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office.

Kabacinski, a first-term Warren councilman, attended the rally in Eastpointe. He allegedly handcuffed the protester after a disagreement took place.

Kabacinski is accused of handcuffing a woman after she placed “Black Lives Matter” stickers on a Trump sign, according to published reports.

“This situation should not have taken place, but a lot of things take place with this city council that are highly unusual,” Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said, who was familiar with the allegations.