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Community Advisory Board Now Reviewing Public Comment Collected In Sha'Teina Grady El Case

Jul 6, 2020

The Community Advisory Board for Law Enforcement, also known as CABLE, has concluded its public comment period in the Sha’Teina Grady El case.  

Over 500 people responded to an online survey on what steps the county should take after a Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy was recorded punching Grady El while arresting her in Ypsilanti Township in May.  Justin Hodge is chair of CABLE, an independent board affiliated with Washtenaw County, and says the responses will now be categorized before being presented to the sheriff’s office this summer.

Justin Hodge: So, if we see a lot of comments saying we think that the sheriff’s office, based on everything that we’ve seen, needs additional de-escalation training, that would show up in our report.  

Once all the information is gathered, CABLE will also post the results of the survey on the sheriff’s website.  Meanwhile, the state’s Attorney General’s Office is reviewing the Sha’Teina Grady El case to determine if charges need to be filed against any of the parties involved.  The results of the survey will not be sent to the attorney general. 

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu