Washtenaw County Sherrif's Office

Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

More than 500 people attended Thursday night's town hall forum on policing and community relations at Eastern Michigan University.  It was moderated by WEMU.  Panelists included a representative from Black Lives Matter, the ACLU of Michigan, and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's office. It also featured the organizers of the event, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton and 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. 


Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton
Courtesy Washtenaw County Sheriff Department

Deputies with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office have begun Crisis Intervention Training, or CIT, to learn how to better de-escalate confrontations with civilians.

 

Forum Looks At Lessons From Ferguson

Oct 15, 2014
Bob Eccles

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is working to build community trust in an effort to prevent something like the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri from happening here.   Sheriff Jerry Clayton and Ann Arbor Police Chief John Seto Wednesday night spoke with concerned community members at a public meeting prompted by events in Ferguson.

Sheriff Clayton told a crowd at Ann Arbor's Church of the Good Shepherd that an organizational culture that recognizes biases and can thus avoid them is also needed. 

Wandering Child Re-United with Mother

Mar 16, 2014
eWashtenaw.org

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office says a child found wandering along Washtenaw Avenue early this morning had been reunited with his mother.

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 2000 block of Washtenaw Avenue around 1:52 a.m. Sunday after someone called, worried the child was going to be struck by a vehicle.

Deputies found the 6 or 7 year old boy walking toward a Taco Bell restaurant.  The child was unharmed, but was wearing nothing but a diaper.  He was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.