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Michigan police question black man after staring complaint

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Police in a Detroit suburb have apologized for its officers’ conduct after a black man was questioned when a woman claimed he was staring at her.

WXYZ-TV reports the incident happened on Tuesday. Royal Oak police say the encounter with 20-year-old Devin Myers should have been “very short” and the officer “had no legal right” to demand Myers’ identification.

Officials said Thursday that a probationary officer will receive additional training and a supervisor has been disciplined.

Police say the woman called 911 and reported “she was uncomfortable” after a man circled her vehicle. Myers tells the station that he had parked his car and was walking to a restaurant when he was stopped.

Video of the encounter was posted on social media by a passerby.

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