WESTLAND, Mich (WJBK) - This cell phone video of a man holding his 2-month-old son Friday night during an altercation with Westland Police has gone viral and an internal investigation has been launched to determine whether or not officers followed proper policy and procedures.
Police say the suspect and his girlfriend had assaulted a woman and damaged her vehicle.
Ray Brown was holding baby Christopher outside his home on Alberta Court when police tasered him.
Investigators believe the baby wasn't in danger and Brown grabbed his son right before being tasered and arrested. Police say Brown was gripping him so tight they feared he was hurting baby Christopher.
"The taser deployment in this matter does not transfer or affect anyone else who's in contact with that person. As a result, neither the baby nor the officers were at risk of the taser affects," said Westland Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik.
The video was shot by Brown's neighbor, Kelvin Williams.
"Nonsense, video shows it all that's all I can say about it," said Williams.
Westland police wants to stress that it's still early in the investigation meanwhile, Brown's family has hired an attorney.