Once again, Grand Rapids police point guns at a Black child


Hodges says that she is now terrified to go near the back door of her own home.

Body cam footage shows MI cops handcuffing an 11-year-old at gunpoint while looking for an attempted murder suspect on December 6.

"Listening to the 11-year-old's response makes my stomach turn, it makes me physically nauseous".

Bodycam video played during the news conference shows officers searching for Manning confront Honestie, who was leaving her home to walk to the store.

'It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong, ' Honesti told the television station.

Manning was later found and arrested, and the day after the incident, Grand Rapids police opened an internal investigation following a complaint from the family.

Rahinsky said the incident, which is under internal investigation, means GRPD has work to do.

The arrest of 11-year-old Honestie Hodges occurred on December 6 when officers were in search for her aunt Carrie Manning, who allegedly stabbed her younger sister. They later located her in the neighboring residence and arrested her. Manning was charged with attempted murder. Police came out empty handed and released the three.

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The girl said she had been left shaken and upset by what happened and no longer felt comfortable standing near her house's rear door, where police had entered. 'I'm hesitant to open or go close to my indirect access in light of what happened'. "I wanted to be a detective or police officer, but now I don't want anything to do with those kind of things", she said.

Cops instead detained Honestie and two other women who tried to leave the home. The cops believed the 40-year-old, who was later arrested, was dangerously armed. "And when you're dealing with an 11-year-old, it's inappropriate".

"The screams of the 11-year-old, they go to your heart".

The victim of the stabbing was treated for her injuries at a local hospital and has been released, police added.

The young lady's mom said officers requested her little girl to descend from the patio with her hands up.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said they detained the women because officers had not determined if they were suspects.

"In this situation, I don't think we acted accordingly", he said, per ABC News. The girl's mother said officers ordered her daughter to come down from the porch with her hands up.

Amanda Brunzell is a Grand Rapids resident who spoke about the incident at the city commission meeting. So, as an agency, we're going to have some tough conversations that include the community.