Michigan Cop Vindicated, Body Cam Shows He Didn’t Kick Possums

A West Michigan police officer is now off the hook, after body camera footage proves he did not torture a family of possums.

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The charges began when Lowell resident Zachary Myers posted a sarcastic thank you to a local police officer on Facebook. Lowell is located a few miles east of Grand Rapids.

Facebook viral post

Myers’ Facebook post of last week. detailed how he stopped to help a possum family lying in the middle of the road. Myers says the mother had been run over and he was trying to help his joeys to safety. Myers claims a Lowell police officer, identified as Officer Stephens, showed up and began swearing at him for blocking the road.

Myers goes on to say that the officer kicked one of the opossums “so hard it flew 10 feet from the middle of the road to the grass to the side.”

He then filed a complaint against the officer.

Body cam footage tells a different story

Great Rapids WZZM TV channel obtained a copy of the officer’s body camera footage which shows that the officer moved one of the animals into a ditch with his foot and picked up another by the tail in order to drag it out of the roadway .

A reprimanded policeman

The officer, however, expressed some contempt for the animals.

“I feel like I might like the drop-kick,” Stephens was heard saying. “But the thing with these opossums too is that they’ll sit here and play dead. He’s not dead.”

As the officer leaves the scene, the body camera captures him saying, “Fuck real.”

According to the Lowell Police Department, the officer was reprimanded for his use of inappropriate language.

The incident is being investigated by the Kent County District Attorney’s Office for further review.

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