Sheriff opens internal investigation after video shows deputy punching woman

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office has opened an internal police investigation after a video circulated on Facebook showing a white deputy repeatedly punching a black woman during an arrest.

Deputies arrived in the Apple Ridge neighborhood in Ypsilanti Township around midnight May 26, after reports of around 30 people arguing led to gunshots, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies located a 34-year-old woman with a gunshot wound in the back and identified a suspect in the neighborhood.

When they attempted to make a perimeter around the home where the shooting was believed to have taken place, deputies ordered two people, a married couple, to leave the scene, but the two refused to leave, according to MLive.

The two resisted when deputies tried to physically remove them from the scene. Video of the incident shows one deputy, a white male, punching the woman repeatedly in the head while the other used a taser on the husband before taking both into custody, reports MLive.

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