NEWS


5/26/2020, 8:35pm

Video of Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy punching woman leads to investigation of excessive force

Videos circulated on social media on Tuesday of a white Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputy appearing to repeatedly punch a black woman in the head. The deputy involved has been placed on administrative leave, according to Sheriff Jerry Clayton.

A Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputy accused of using excessive force during an arrest the morning of Tuesday, May 26, has been placed on administrative leave. The deputy is currently under investigation.


5/27/2020, 6:28pm

UPDATE: Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office further addresses recent accusation of excessive force

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office put out a media release on May 26 following a shooting incident and excessive force from a deputy in Ypsilanti Township. A neighbor recorded a Facebook Live video of a white deputy repeatedly punching a black woman in the head. Investigations are ongoing for both the initial shooting case and the excessive force used by the deputy. 


5/20/2020, 7:02am

President Trump to speak at Ypsilanti's Ford Rawsonville Plant on Thursday

President Trump is expected to speak at the Ford Rawsonville Components Plant regarding Ford Motor Company's collaboration General Electric Healthcare in an effort to build 50,000 ventilators in 100 days. The visit comes as part of the president's nationwide tour to thank businesses who aided in the effort to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical equipment in the effort against  the COVID-19 pandemic. 


5/17/2020, 10:51am

Local bicycle shops experience a sudden boom of sales during pandemic

Two Michigan-based bicycle shops, Wheels in Motion and Tree Fort Bike, experienced unexpected rapid growth of bicycle sales in wake of the social distancing restrictions in Michigan due to the pandemic. Nationally, cycling has suddenly become super popular as it is a healthy exercise and adheres to social distancing practices.


5/17/2020, 10:44am

EMU collaborates with other Michigan universities to provide fiscal guidance to struggling local governments during the COVID-19 crisis

Local governments will soon be faced with difficult choices because of how their revenue sources are impacted by the coronavirus crisis. In a partnership with the University of Michigan’s CLOSUP, EMU and other Michigan universities are aiming to provide local governments with expert advice on how to navigate through the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis.  


5/9/2020, 4:22pm

Two pop-up COVID-19 testing sites coming to Ypsilanti

 On Saturday, May 9, pop-up testing will occur at the Ypsilanti Township Community Center and then on Saturday, May 16 at the Community Family Life Center (CFLC). Ongoing testing will be conducted at Perry Early Learning Center. Curbside testing is also available daily at the north entrance of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hospital