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Public Input Requested By Washtenaw County In Sha'Teina Grady El Case

Jun 11, 2020

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Community Advisory Board for Law Enforcement is requesting and gathering public input on the Sha’Teina Grady El incident.  

Grady El is the African-American woman who was punched by a white sheriff’s deputy while being arrested in Ypsilanti Township.  Justin Hodge is chair of the county’s law enforcement advisory board and says they’ve posted a survey on the sheriff’s website asking residents what steps should be taken to address Grady El’s specific incident, and to prevent similar incidents in the future.     

Justin Hodge: We want to hear from what people are thinking and feeling about all this.  What changes need to be made? How we can facilitate those changes?

The advisory board will then take the results of the survey and discuss them with Sheriff Jerry Clayton.  The survey will be available until June 30th.

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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