MI Sheriff Deputy Spanks a Driver Instead Of Writing Him a Ticket
A Michigan sheriff deputy decided to spank a driver instead of writing him a ticket for a traffic violation that was made in front of the deputy.
Is It Legal For a Police Officer to Spank a Suspect?
When it comes to parents and their children, spanking is legal in Michigan. Spanking, in and of itself, is not considered to be child abuse in Michigan. However, all forms of physical discipline, including corporal punishment, can rise to the level of abuse so parents need to use caution and exercise good judgment.
I couldn't find a direct law that states a Michigan police officer can't spank a suspect. I did find that a person who is not a child's parent or caregiver does not have a right to spank your child but that doesn't cover it either. A police officer in Warren was recently charged with punching a suspect but that still doesn't cover if a cop can spank you instead of giving you a ticket.
Michigan Sheriff's Deputy Spanked a Suspect For a Driving Violation
I'm not sure just how long the arm of the law is but an 18-year-old driver in Pontiac, Michigan, found out how long the arm of a sheriff's deputy was.
If you are familiar with the Woodward Dream Cruise then you are aware of Woodward Avenue which runs from Pontiac to Detroit and people like to show off their hot rods there. There is one section of the cruise that is known as "burnout row" and that is exactly what happens there but that is something the po-po don't like drivers to do.
According to Fox 2, 18-year-old Zack Walker did a burnout in front of a sheriff's deputy and the deputy placed his hands on the hood of the vehicle and asked Walker to step out. Walker said, "I thought he said 'Put your hands behind your back,' so I put my hands behind my back and goes, 'No, bend over.'" That is when the officer spanked him once instead of writing him a ticket.
There is a video of the spanking you can watch above. The people witnessing the spanking got a good laugh and I did too but that deputy may be in a little trouble. Walker did say getting a little embarrassed was much better than getting a ticket. The Oakland County Sheriff's Department is looking into the conduct of the officer.