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Wed February 12, 2014
Detroit suburb to sign agreement on police changes
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – Officials in a Detroit suburb where five police officers were suspended for their roles in videos in which a black man is seen singing or chanting plan to sign an agreement about department changes.
A statement on behalf of Grosse Pointe Park says the city plans to sign an agreement Wednesday partnering with U.S. Justice Department, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and local groups to "increase policing reforms."
The city says the Justice Department and the Department of Civil Rights will help train officers in the latest strategies in community policing. The city also is signing a resolution reaffirming a commitment to diversity as well as human and civil rights.
Videos were posted on the Motor City Muckraker news website. Suspensions were announced last year after a police investigation.