A 14-year-old boy was being taken into custody in Michigan when he was allegedly slapped by a police officer, and now two deputies have been arrested in connection with the alleged child abuse incident, according to authorities.
On Aug. 30, Macomb County deputies Derek Reed and Alan Weir were attempting to bring in a juvenile for a probation violation, the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office said.
According to Macomb County Prosecutor Pete Lucido, the boy made a statement and photos were taken to document the injuries, WDIV reported.
Following an investigation into the incident, the two deputies, who have a combined 26 years of experience with the department, now face charges.
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The deputies were placed on paid administrative leave and are due back in court on Oct. 30.
In a statement posted on Facebook, Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said, “The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office takes all allegations of this nature seriously. Individuals in positions of power, especially those in law enforcement, must be held to the highest of standards.”
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