Lansing officers placed on leave

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LANSING, MI (WILX) - Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski placed Officers Lindsey Howley, a 1-year department employee, and Bailey Ueberroth, a 6 month department employee, on administrative leave.

This action was taken by Lansing Police on Saturday while the department conducts an Internal Affairs investigation regarding the actions of the officers during the arrest of a 16-year-old juvenile on Friday, June14.

The department stated in a release that this action was taken after they had the opportunity to review body worn camera video and obtain additional facts of the case.

Lansing Police in their release made the following statement:

Staying true to the department’s commitment to transparency and police legitimacy, Chief Yankowski is releasing the body worn camera video of the entire police interaction.

Please note that the redaction in the video is done to protect and safeguard the identity and rights of the juveniles involved in this incident.

The videos released by the Lansing Police Department are found on Facebook:

There is Body Worn Camera Footage from Officer Lindsey Howley

There is also Body Worn Camera Footage from Officer Bailey Ueberroth

The department goers on to say that in the release that allegations or complaints against Department employees are taken seriously and thoroughly investigated and it holds employees to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

The police department says the Internal Affairs division will be investigating this matter. If the allegations are found to be true, department penalties may range from a counseling statement to termination, per the Department’s policies and procedure.

Lansing Police continue to ask the public to contact them if you have information or any video with regard to this incident.

To contact Lansing Police Department's Office of Internal Affairs, call 517-483-4804 or email them at LPDinternalaffairs@lansingmi.

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