Use of Force

  • The Michigan State Police reported four Use of Force incidents in 2020 that met the qualifying definition for reporting to the FBI's National Use of Force Data Collection. Qualifying uses of force include any action that resulted in the death or serious bodily injury of a person, or the discharge of a firearm at or in the direction of a person.

     

    2020 MSP Use of Force Incidents
    Date # Officers Involved, *Race, and Sex # Subjects Involved, *Race, and Sex Officer(s) Responding to Event Type Post / Team Summary
    6/15/20 1 W/M 1 W/M Medical, Mental Health, or
    Welfare Assistance
    Injury Monroe Post Trooper responded to a subject with a knife in the roadway. Trooper deployed lethal force causing injury to the subject by discharging his department-issued firearm. (non-fatal)
    10/4/20 1 B/M 1 B/M Other Injury Flint Post A subject wanted for questioning in a shots fired call was contacted by a trooper. The subject reached for an observed weapon and the trooper deployed lethal force causing injury to the subject by discharging his department-issued firearm. (non-fatal)
    11/15/20 1 W/M 1 W/M Robbery Injury Mount Pleasant Post A subject robbed three fuel stations and was confronted by officers upon leaving the third location. Trooper deployed lethal force causing injury to the subject by discharging his department-issued firearm. (non-fatal)
    12/6/20 11 W/M 1 W/M Warrant Service Discharged Weapon Emergency Support Team The Emergency Support Team responded to the residence of a subject under investigation for suspected terrorism. Team members established a perimeter and attempted to talk the subject out of the residence, when the subject fired upon the troopers. Troopers returned fire; however, the subject took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (fatal)

    *W - White, B - Black, H - Hispanic, I - American Indian/Alaska Native, U - Unknown, M - Male, F - Female


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