Inkster police chief rises to the leadership challenge after unfortunate incident
The recent video of an Inkster police officer punching a suspect after a traffic stop this week is very graphic and disturbing. The officer allegedly delivered 16 blows to the head of the suspect as he and several officers tried to handcuff him.
The details of the incident are very conflicting. A local judge already threw out most of the charges against the suspect, and more court appearances are scheduled in the case.
What is really remarkable is the the leadership in this incident. Inkster Police Chief Vicki Yost immediately ordered an investigation, asked State Police to investigate as well and took the officer involved in the incident off the streets for desk duties.
We appreciate her swift decision and salute her remarkable leadership. We also want to remind our community members that police officers put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve our communities. Please do not rush into any judgements, and don’t allow this incident to shake your trust and confidence in our police departments. We have a great faith in our justice system and in the leadership of our law enforcement.
Again, we praise Chief Yost and her leadership, and this is the time to work together and collaborate for the sake of our communities.