Man at center of Grosse Pointe Park Police scandal talks to Fox - FOX 32 News Chicago

Man at center of Grosse Pointe Park Police scandal talks to Fox 2 News

Posted: Updated:
Scipio is a man seen in a video allegedly taken by a Grosse Pointe Police Officer. Scipio is a man seen in a video allegedly taken by a Grosse Pointe Police Officer.
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (WJBK) -

His name is Scipio.  He is 55-years old.  In a video allegedly taken by a Grosse Pointe Park Police officer, he is ordered to sing and dance.

The web site Motor City Muckraker reports that the video was distributed by the officer to co-workers, family and friends.

Scipio tells Fox 2's Alexis Wiley that he doesn't remember the date it was recorded. He says he lives in a Detroit boarding house and wanders into Grosse Pointe Park collecting cans.  he says he has frequent run-ins with police.

Scipio also says he didn't realize officers were making fun of him. He says, "They made me look like a fool, humiliated me."

Hear more from Scipio in the video player as he talks to Fox 2's Alexis Wiley.

Minister Malik Shabazz and a group of activists converged to the Grosse Pointe Park police department Wednesday.  They met with Police Chief David Hiller and the city's attorney. Shabazz is demanding the officers behind the videos be fired, but he's agreed to give the chief time to investigate.

There are some in Grosse Pointe Park who say the whole thing is being blown out of proportion. Play the video to hear one resident's opinion on the matter.

An internal investigation is underway at the Grosse Pointe Police department.  At the conclusion of the department's self-investigation, Michigan State Police may initiate their own investigation into the matter.

Fox 2 News will continue to follow and update this developing story.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Migrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington Hills

    Migrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington Hills

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:10:56 GMT
    Illegal immigrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington HillsTwenty-four illegal immigrant teens from Central America will soon be housed at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Farmington Hills, which has secured a federal contract. The immigration issue is a major one, and what seemed far, far away is now coming closer and closer to home."We've been watching this for six, eight weeks now, now it's Michigan," said William Largent, president and CEO of Meskwaki. the business arm of...
    Illegal immigrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington HillsTwenty-four illegal immigrant teens from Central America will soon be housed at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Farmington Hills, which has secured a federal contract. The immigration issue is a major one, and what seemed far, far away is now coming closer and closer to home."We've been watching this for six, eight weeks now, now it's Michigan," said William Largent, president and CEO of Meskwaki. the business arm of...
  • VIDEO: Witness says man roughed up by Clinton Township police, hospital security

    VIDEO: Witness says man roughed up by Clinton Township police, hospital security

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:38 GMT
    In a video spreading across social media, a Michigan man says police and hospital security roughed up a man.
    In a video spreading across social media, a Michigan man says police and hospital security roughed up a man.
  • Large two truck crash closes I-75, second accident nearby

    Large two truck crash closes I-75, second accident nearby

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:57:29 GMT
    A crash involving two semi trucks shut down I-75 tonight, according to Michigan State Police.
    A crash involving two semi trucks shut down I-75 tonight, according to Michigan State Police.
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices