A 71-year-old man died in September after being struck by a former Detroit police officer during an incident; the officer is now being charged with manslaughter.
According to Detroit’s FOX 2, Juwan Marquise-Alexander Brown, 29, was granted a $100,000 bond and entered a not-guilty plea during his arraignment in the 36th District Court earlier on Wednesday.
Daryl Vance, 71, of Detroit, is accused by prosecutors of being assaulted by Officer Brown on September 1 following a “verbal confrontation” outside a bowling alley. When the on-duty policeman first arrived, it was in response to a report that Vance was acting erratically.
Vance hit his head as he tumbled to the ground. In the hospital, three weeks later, he passed away.
“Police officers frequently deal with citizens who are disorderly and verbally unpleasant. But the evidence in this case shows that the officer allegedly was the aggressor, and his actions went criminally beyond what was necessary in this situation,” prosecutor Kym Worthy said.