Michigan Police Held An 11-Year Old Girl At Gunpoint And Handcuffed Her
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Another police department has disgraced themselves. The Grand Rapids Police Department stopped and pointed a gun at an 11-year-old girl, Honestie Hodges, as she was exiting her home. She was told to put her hands up, walk backwards and was patted down, handcuffed and thrown in the back of a police cruiser.
“It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” the elementary school student told a local news station.
Hodges’ mother, Whitney Hodges, tried to stop the incident, telling the officers that she was only 11-years-old but they did not listen.
“When my mom was walking past, I was putting my hands through the little bars, banging on the windows, screaming, ‘Please don’t let them take me,’” Honestie said.
The police department released a statement saying they did not know whether Whitney or Honestie were the suspect or not and did not know if they were armed. The police were looking for Hodges’ aunt, Carrie Manning, to arrest her for stabbing another family member. The two look nothing alike, as Hogdes is a black child and Manning is a 40-year-old white woman.
Manning was later found at another home and arrested.
Hodges is still traumatized by the incident, saying she’s “afraid to open or go near my back door because of what happened.”
The Grand Rapids Police Department said that an internal investigation was launched the day after the incident.