A second protest emerged after a Washtenaw County Deputy is under investigation after being accused of using excessive force in the arrest of Sha'Teina Grady El and her husband, Danyal Grady El.
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.
In an interview with the Echo, Morgan said that he’s gotten mixed responses from the public, but that he thinks most people understood his message was a calm and rational request necessitated from concern for residents.
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.
Located in Ford Elementary School parking lot in Ypsilanti, a new drive-through COVID-19 testing site was made possible by Kroger Health and MDHHS.
Ypsilanti’s Depot Town was to be the new home of an Amtrak train station, but the grant application failed.
View photos from the protests that occurred during President Trump's visit to Ypsilanti on Thursday.
EMU's Family Empowerment Program has continued to support residents of the Ypsilanti Housing Commission's complexes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The YHC community is apart of the 48197 and 48198 zip codes where over half the COVID-19 cases in Washtenaw County can be found.
EMU graduate Kaitlyn Eby's undergraduate thesis took a look at the history of marketing at EMU. Her presentation, along with all of her peers, was canceled along with the whole of the 40th EMU Undergraduate Symposium. For more, listen to Eastern Echo’s Podcast, “Symposium.”
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.
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.
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.
An armed robbery took place at Happy's Pizza in Ypsilanti Township. The suspect fled with an unknown amount of money. No arrests have been made. This is the second armed robbery in Ypsilanti Township this week.
The St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital has relocated its curbside testing site. Testing is open to the public for individuals displaying one or more symptoms.
The COVID-19 crisis has thrown many people a whole new set of challenges in their academic and professional lives. In an effort to aid students and families in the Ypsilanti school district, the YPSI LIVE project was launched. The project offers six months of free internet services to those who have zero or unreliable access.
EMU President James Smith released a report on Thursday, May 7, announcing the university’s plan to reopen this fall.
The EMU Kapamilya Club launched an online fundraiser for impoverished families in the Philippines. The fundraiser provides groceries for 200 families in the San Mateo, Rizal areas in the Philippines.
An EMU junior and public health major is to become a member of COVID-19’s contact tracing team at Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. This will also help her to push her towards her goal of becoming an epidemiologist.
The Ypsi Area Online Market allows Ypsilanti-area farmers and small business owners to sell their products on an online market. Three pick-up sites are provided to create convenience for buyers.