VIDEO: Warren officer restrains, cuts hair of a woman

VIDEO: Warren officer restrains, cuts hair of a woman placed under arrest

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A Warren police officer has been fired after restraining and cutting the hair of a woman in custody. The incident was caught on camera and authorities say her actions were uncalled for.

Charda Gregory of Detroit was taken into police custody back in November, accused of disorderly conduct, destroying property at a Warren hotel and assaulting a police officer. While she was processed she was placed in a restraining chair, was strapped in and a Warren police officer cut her hair with scissors.

VIDEO: Click the video player above to see the video in a report from FOX 2's Ron Savage

David Griem, Warren City Attorney, and two police administrators reviewed the video several times and unanimously agreed to terminate the police officer. Griem says the 10-year veteran officer was freelancing.

"There is a policy about removing wigs, but, that doesn't cover scalping a person," says Griem.

Griem says Gregory settled a lawsuit with the city of Warren out of court, and that the officer's actions of cutting the hair were unnecessary and out of line. "There was just no justifiable reason to do that," he says.

The investigation into the haircut is still ongoing.

FOX 2's Ron Savage reports other officers may be disciplined but no one else's employment is expected to be terminated.

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