A veteran Detroit police officer was caught on video beating a naked woman who appeared to have a mental illness, reported Fox 2 Detroit.
During a Thursday press conference, Chief James Craig said that the unidentified officer has been suspended without pay and that a criminal investigation into his case is ongoing.
The officer was responding to a call when he found the woman having a mental illness breakdown. The officer placed her in the police car and drove her to the hospital.
The officer also provided her with “draping” to wear. While in the police car the woman was calm. However, once at the hospital the woman continued to have a mental illness crisis.
She began spitting on hospital staff members and bit two security guards. At that point, the officer began to punch the lady multiple times in her face.
According to Craig the woman was treated for minor injuries and was in a stable condition. He also called the video “very disturbing.”
Other officers at the scene reported the use of force and an investigation was opened.
The Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality condemned the excessive use of force in a statement.
“When we looked at the video, we saw an officer with corporal stripes who had total disdain for a citizen who was obviously ill,” the statement read.
“He has forfeited the privilege of wearing a badge as an officer, with his extreme and brutal response to a person whose mental faculties were obviously compromised. He is a danger to our citizenry,” the statement read.
Louisiana Democrat re-elected governor — despite Trump’s rallies for the Republican candidate
The Associated Press has called the Lousiana's governor's race for incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards.
Edwards triumphed over Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who called to concede.
The outcome is another major political loss for President Donald Trump, who had held multiple campaign rallies for Rispone.
During his most recent rally, Trump begged the crowd to give him a "big win" in the election.
Eddie Rispone has conceded the #lagov race to Gov. John Bel Edwards, giving the Democrat four more years in ruby red Louisiana despite Trump’s best efforts to flip the seat. Edwards camp says Rispone called minutes ago to concede. #lagov #lalege
Press secretary says it is ‘dangerous for the country’ to question whether she is putting out honest info
Press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Saturday argued it was "dangerous for the country" for anyone to challenge the veracity of her claims.
Grisham made her argument after President Donald Trump went to Walter Reed Hospital for an unannounced doctor's visit, resulting in a great deal of speculation.
Following the visit, Grisham claimed Trump was "healthy" and "without complaints" -- a claim many found unlikely as the president has spent a good deal of time as president airing his many grievances.
Sondland used WhatsApp to communicate with Ukraine — and won’t turn over the messages: report
Ambassador Gordon Sondland used WhatsApp to send encrypted messages to a top Ukranian official, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
The communication occurred with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, when Sondland was in Kyiv, the newspaper reported.
"Sondland was also texting back and forth on WhatsApp with Yermak throughout the trip, and had been communicating with other Ukrainian officials over the messaging app in the preceding and subsequent months, according to people familiar with his interactions," The Post reported.