The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) has sent a letter, addressed to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor, urging them not to press charges against Sha'Teina Grady El, who was brutally beaten by a police officer, as seen on camera footage.
Here is an excerpt from our letter:
"...we are acutely sensitive to the tragic events of recent days related to the relationship of law enforcement to communities of African descent, and the fact that these events have induced global trauma. The anxiety, suspicion and distress have been compounded in Washtenaw County by the very disturbing video images of a police officer violently pummeling Ms. Grady El. In light of recent events throughout the country that have severely shaken community trust in law enforcement, weare concerned that the social harm of prosecuting Ms. Grady El will outweigh any benefits."