Michigan police officer Cuts off Detained Woman's Weave, Officer was Fired and Reinstated
|Michigan police officer Cuts Out Detained Woman's |
Weave, Officer was Fired and Reinstated
|Michigan police officer and Gregory|
being taken into custody
Surveillance video from inside the Warren Police Department shows Gregory, who is visibly intoxicated or under the influence, was strapped to a chair. Then Officer Bernadette Najor yanked Gregory’s head back and spent three minutes cutting out the 22-year-old’s weave.
Najor claims she removed the 6-foot-long sew-in because it could have been used as an instrument to harm herself or damage property in the jail. She added that Najor mentioned wanting to attempt suicide.
|Michigan police officer Cuts Out Detained Woman's Weave|
Almost a year later, however, an arbitrator ruled the 10-year veteran on the force be reinstated with full back pay, fringe benefits and seniority after The Warren Police Officers Association challenged Najor’s firing.
In ruling that there was insufficient credible evidence to support the departmental charges against Najor, arbitrator Nora Lynch said the investigation was not fair or objective.
|Officer was Fired and Reinstated|
The Warren City Attorney’s Office initiated a settlement in which Gregory was paid $75,000 and the charge of malicious destruction of property against her was dropped. As part of the agreement, the owner of the motel was reimbursed $1,386 by Warren for the damage Gregory was accused of causing.
Warren agreed to pay $75,000 to Gregory and to forever release the city, Najor, all other police officers, other city employees and elected officials from any potential claims she may have had. Those include any potential claims for injuries, violation of constitutional and civil rights, wrongful imprisonment, use of excessive force or other police misconduct.