Video appears to show Detroit police car driving into protesters
The video, filmed by protester Ethan Ketner, shows a DPD SUV drive through a crowd of protesters after some climbed onto the hood of the vehicle. After a few seconds, the car speeds up, knocking some protesters back and flinging others onto the hood.
At least one protester appears to be left on the hood, hanging on to the vehicle as it speeds away, and is later thrown from it as the car drives off.
John Roach, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s media director, declined to comment and referred all communication on this incident to the police department.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig addressed the incident in a Monday news conference, noting that investigators were “not even 24 hours” into the investigation. Preliminarily, though, he defended the officers’ actions in leaving the scene once they…