Detroit cop seeks promotion after beating mentally unhealthy defenseless woman
Corporal Dewayne Jones has been found guilty of beating Detroit Receiving Hospital and is now zealously trying to get a promotion.
The woman's name was not disclosed, but it is known that she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and she could not be responsible for her actions.
“Sheldy has a long history of schizophrenia psychosis. She has verbal auditory hallucinations and responds to internal stimuli,” the case worker, Kathryn Macdonald testified, according to WXYZ Detroit.
The incident with the woman occurred on August 1, 2018. At the time of the conflict, the woman began to exacerbate her illness, and she cursed at people in the emergency room of the hospital, including several officers. The last straw for Jones was a spit.
According to a video from a mobile phone, an enraged officer pounced on a naked woman and inflicted 13 blows on her. Later, in court, in his defense, he showed bite marks inflicted by a woman.
In May 2019, a court found Dewayne Jones guilty of assault and battery.
After some time, a brutal police officer, Corporal Dewayne Jones was presented for consideration on his promotion. This precedent casts a shadow over the entire Detroit police force.
Voting took place on Thursday and the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners voted against the promotion. But that did not stop the motivated Jones. The Detroit Police Chief James Craig stood up for him, during the hearing he referred to the arbitration order from 1999, when the policeman was promoted despite a discipline.
"The possibility of promotion for an officer of the law convicted of assault and battery of a defenseless citizen diagnosed with a serious mental illness is frankly unacceptable," Kevin Fischer, the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Michigan wrote, according to WXYZ Detroit. NOTHING she could have said or done justifies the beating administered by Corporal Jones."