A UNT Senior Faces Charges After Brawling With Detroit Cops. But Can Video Prove He Was Provoked?
Just last month, in an effort to curb repeated accusations of use of excessive force by its officers, the Fort Worth Police Department dropped some $700,000 on cameras for patrol officers to wear while on duty. But cameras are already pretty much everywhere these days — as police officers in Detroit can certainly attest.
In May, two Detroit native brothers — one a University of North Texas senior on home for summer break — My Fox Detroit reports that the Detroit Police Department is similar convinced it was in the right; the department deemed the force used in the incident as “appropriate and reasonable after intensive review of the video and interviewing the brothers.”
Naibon, of course, disagrees.
“I feel like a compromise from me and my brother, I would consider that a loss,” he says. “A loss of basically standing up for what's right. So many times, we sacrifice having our rights violated to diffuse the situation instead of standing up and asking â€˜Why?' It's not a black thing. It's not a white thing. It's not a male thing or a female thing.”
As Naibon sees it, it's mostly a police officer thing.
“Oftentimes,” he says, “they stretch what they have the right to do.”