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Corporal Dwayne Jones is shown here beating a naked unarmed woman:
Here are some things other DPD officers said at a Board of Police Commissioners meeting. Most of them were from the Third Precinct.
I think it was a necessary part of Corporal Jones’s duty that day… I believe that any officer that would be in Corporal Jones shoes would probably act the same way that he did that day.
-Officer Hall –
That’s what I would have done in the same circumstance…If there were a poster child for Detroit Police, I would choose Corporal Jones.
– Officer Sutkey –
Pretty much all of us here, and back there, would have done the same thing. That’s what we are trained to do. OK? Hard hands are what we have to do when dealing with mental people… It’s what everyone else here would have done, and it is what I would have done.
– Lt. Lorie Peirce ( a previous direct supervisor to Jones) –
Corporal Jones, definitely, is the poster child of a Detroit Police officer… I would have done the exact same thing. There’s nothing more that we could do… Corporal Jones did everything that we were trained to do. Everything I would have done.
– Officer Ronald Latch –
Like everyone said, he is a poster child for DPD. He completes DPD… He was trained to do what he did.
– Sergeant Jason Kleintorch (Another former supervisor of Jones) –
All quotes are from here:
Commissioners voted 5 to 2 to reject Chief Craig’s recommendation that they be suspended without pay.