Prosecutor Drops Charges On Brothers Who Fought Back Against Detroit Cops

September 09, 2013, 6:48 AM


Above: Original video of brawl.

The assault charges against two brothers seen fighting with Detroit Police officers in surveillance video have been dropped, Andrea Isom of Fox 2  reports.

The brothers, Tywonn Mitchell, 20, and Naybon Moore, 26, were driving to Grandy's Coney Island  in May, when they say Detroit police officers began tailing their car.

The brothers pulled into the restaurant and the police car backed away, so they thought everything was fine.

But then the officers followed them into the coney island, and asked to see their IDs. The brothers asked to know what they had done wrong.

Their exchange ignited into a wild brawl, with each brother squared off against one of the officers.

The Detroit Police Department deemed this use of force appropriate and reasonable, and the brothers were charged with assault.

But nine days after the story aired on Fox 2, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced the charges have been dropped against Moore and Mitchell.

Mitchell is approaching his junior year at Madonna University, studying criminal justice. 

He has a message for the two officers: "I forgive them and I don't hold any grudges for them. I hope they learned their lesson."

Deadline Detroit's Darrell Dawsey: "Sure, I Rooted For the 2 Brothers in the Brawl With Cops"

Below: Updated report on the dropping of charges



Read more:  Fox 2 Detroit

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