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Use of Force Reports
The Michigan State Police reported five incidents to the FBI’s National Use of Force Program’s 2022 data collection. Use of Force incidents are reported when:
- When a fatality to a person occurs connected to use of force by a law enforcement officer.
- When there is serious bodily injury to a person connected to use of force by a law enforcement officer.
- In the absence of either death or serious bodily injury when a firearm is discharged by law enforcement at or in the direction of a person.
The definition of serious bodily injury is based, in part, upon Title 18, United States Code, Section 2246 (4). The term “serious bodily injury” means “bodily injury that involves a substantial risk of death, unconsciousness, protracted and obvious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty."
|Date||Total # Officers||Officer(s)
|Officer(s) Responding to||Event Type||Post / Team||Summary|
|2 W/M||1 W/M||Criminal Suspicious Activity||Injury||MSP Jackson Post (also reported by a local agency)||Troopers pursued a suspect wanted for a domestic violence incident, which led to a police standoff. The suspect pointed a fake handgun at troopers and local officers. Troopers and local officers discharged their firearms causing serious injuries to the suspect.|
|1 W/M||Warrant||Injury||MSP Lansing Post/Emergency Support||Troopers attempted to effect an arrest for a wanted suspect who barricaded himself inside his residence. The suspect fired upon responding troopers. Troopers discharged their firearms causing serious injury to the suspect.|
|4/4/2022||2||2 W/M||1 W/M||Criminal Suspicious Activity||Death||MSP Grand Rapids Post||Troopers responded to a home invasion in progress. Upon approaching the residence, troopers were fired upon by the suspect. Troopers returned fire, discharging their departmental issued firearms, causing the death of the suspect.|
|8/4/2022||1||1 W/M||1 W/M||Criminal Suspicious Activity||Injury||MSP Flint Post||A trooper responded to a subject with a gun complaint. The suspect pointed what was later determined to be a replica gun at the trooper. The trooper discharged his firearm causing serious injuries to the suspect.|
|11/6/2022||1||1 W/M||1 B/M||Criminal Suspicious Activity||Injury||MSP Tri-City Post||A trooper responded to a traffic crash; the suspect fled on foot. During the foot pursuit, the suspect fired upon the trooper. The trooper discharged his firearm causing serious injury to the suspect.|
*W - White, B - Black or African American, H - Hispanic, I - American Indian/Alaska Native, U - Unknown, M - Male, F - Female