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Posted on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 : 3:28 p.m.

Man accused of assaulting Eastern Michigan University police

By Kody Klein

Eastern Michigan University police arrested a 19-year-old man Thursday who was accused of assaulting officers and resisting arrest.

The officers were called to the area outside of the EMU Dining Commons around 11 p.m. to break up a fight between two men, one of whom was a student.

Chief Bob Heighes said the fight had escalated from an argument over a woman.

When the police arrived, they attempted to break up the fight, but the non-student resisted.

"The guy kicked our officers, struggled with them," Heighes said.

The man was arrested and taken to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Heighes said the department is seeking warrants for multiple charges including resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

No one was seriously injured in the fight.



Sat, Mar 2, 2013 : 5:41 p.m.

deadpidgeon, If you have evidence of prosecutorial misconduct there are several avenues through the MIchigan Bar association, State Attorney General's Office etc... that are capable of looking into such issues. Otherwise you are just another conspiracy theorist with little or no understanding of the law who only derives satisfaction from spreading gossip on the internet. If you were present for this altercation or have knowledge of what charges are "unwarranted" please share your first hand account. Or perhaps you weren't an eyewitness and have no idea what your talking about. I'll let the people decide.


Mon, Mar 4, 2013 : 1:21 p.m.

Snaphot, No where in my statement did I write that I believe that police officers never act inappropriately or themselves commit crimes. As in any profession there are good eggs and bad eggs; and when a police officer or prosecutor abuses their power and breaks the law they should be held accountable and prosecuted. Here is where you and I differ sir, I don't believe that every arrest a police officer makes is somehow illegal or that the writings of a crazy person on the internet are truth. I merely suggested that if deadpidgeon has proof of wrongdoing by the prosecutor's office in this instance, he provide such proof otherwise he is just as gossip/fear mongerer breeding ignorance about the law and law enforcement. People like yourself who have an agenda against law enforcement and those who work in the field are truly "blind" as you are incapable of realizing that not every police officer is evil, not every prosecutor lies and not every arrest is a bad one. Lets condemn the police officers who abuse their power, but at the same time it's ok to thank the cops that do a good job. Hating every cop/prosecutor etc... is sick and shows an agenda that goes deeper than questioning authority.


Mon, Mar 4, 2013 : 1:42 a.m.

That would be Oakland California Police dept.


Mon, Mar 4, 2013 : 1:41 a.m.

Sheep...It took 6 years to prosecute and convict the New Orleans murderous cops and those that covered for them. There are currently 22 police departments under federal investigation for criminal bahaviour, including framing the innocent. The Oakland police department is under a conservatorship for just such criminal behavious. That there are cops who lie, their fellow officers who cover it up and prosecuterial misconduct, of which only 1% gets investigated, is fact, not fiction. People like you help perpetuate the abuse of such authority with your "blind" belief.

Frustrated in A2

Sun, Mar 3, 2013 : 3:54 a.m.

Well said.


Sat, Mar 2, 2013 : 3:37 p.m.

Sounds like another all-too-common instance of the Prosecutor adding extra unwarranted "assaulting an officer" or other charges so they can be used as a bargaining chip in plea negotiations. Brian Mackie is not concerned about the truth or enforcing laws, but only about padding his conviction record. In situations where evidence of an actual crime is questionable, the Prosecutor will make up other charges so the accused has no choice but to plea to the original charge.


Sat, Mar 2, 2013 : 2:02 a.m.

Gee, you mean no one will question the ues of force by the police to make an arrest?


Sat, Mar 2, 2013 : 12:21 p.m.

How else are they supposed to make an arrest? Politely ask the person committing the crime to put on their own handcuffs? If they have cause to arrest someone and that person doesn't comply with what they're told to do, they aren't going to sit their reasoning the person into compliance.


Sat, Mar 2, 2013 : 3:40 a.m.

You do their job, I did for 10 years.


Fri, Mar 1, 2013 : 9:49 p.m.

Luckily for the suspect, he assaulted an officer in Washtenaw County, whose prosecutor will either charge him with jaywalking or decline to charge him completely. Mr. Mackie's office never met a resisting arrest or assaulting an officer charge that they didn't try very hard to blow off.


Fri, Mar 1, 2013 : 9 p.m.

""The guy kicked our officers, struggled with them," Heighes said." And that's all she wrote folks.......never EVER resist arrest....not only are you looking to get are automatically committing a crime by resisting.


Fri, Mar 1, 2013 : 8:48 p.m.

There's basically two things that will get you into trouble. One is money.

An Arborigine

Fri, Mar 1, 2013 : 8:36 p.m.

Springtime and love is in the air!