Grand Rapids Police Dept. releases 2016 annual report

GRPD releases annual report

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The Grand Rapids Police Department released it's annual report on Tuesday morning.

Looking back over the last year, the department faced some criticism over the last year, most stemming from a fight reported at the Kroc Center. Police held a group of boys at gunpoint, confusing them with men, involved in that fight that happened at the Kroc Center earlier in the day. 

►Related: Police release video of youths detained at gunpoint during firearm investigation

Tuesday, July 25, the department revealed what it calls its "impartial policing policy," which is what the department calls a written pledge that the department must uphold a person's constitutional rights, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.

The department is also undergoing a review of its policies by a third party agency.

GRPD investigated 13 homicides in 2016, up from the 10 investigated in 2015. The department also responded to more than 63,000 calls for help and arrested more than 10,000 people for various offenses.

Read the full report here. 

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