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    Posted January 11, 2014 by
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    Grand Rapids Police detain open gun carrier

     
    See entire encounter between Grand Rapids Police, open-carry gun advocate

    Open carry encounter (part 1)
    First of three segments showing police dash-cam video recorded during the March 2013 encounter between Johann Deffert and Grand Rapids police. Deffert filed a federal lawsuit against Grand Rapids police after he was detained for openly carrying a holstered handgun on Michigan Street NE near Lakeside Drive.
    Print John Agar | jagar@mlive.com By John Agar | jagar@mlive.com
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    on January 10, 2014 at 4:43 PM, updated January 10, 2014 at 7:10 PM



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    Open carry encounter (part 2)
    Second of three segments showing police dash-cam video recorded during the March 2013 encounter between Johann Deffert and Grand Rapids police. Deffert filed a federal lawsuit against Grand Rapids police after he was detained for openly carrying a holstered handgun on Michigan Street NE near Lakeside Drive.



    Open carry encounter (part 3)
    Third of three segments showing police dash-cam video recorded during the March 2013 encounter between Johann Deffert and Grand Rapids police. Deffert filed a federal lawsuit against Grand Rapids police after he was detained for openly carrying a holstered handgun on Michigan Street NE near Lakeside Drive.
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The entire videotaped encounter between Grand Rapids Police and an open-carry advocate last March is contained here. The incident sparked a federal lawsuit, and is being used as a touchpoint by area gun rights advocates.

    The Press and MLive obtained the videotape showing Officer William Moe approach Johann Deffert at gunpoint on Michigan Street NE near Lakeside Drive. Deffert, who had a handgun holstered on his leg, says police violated his constitutional rights by forcing him to the ground and checking his background.

    Moe was responding to a report of a man with a holstered gun. The city considers Moe’s actions “very reasonable” under the circumstances.

    A shorter, edited version of the encounter is available here.

    Related: Listen to 911 caller report Grand Rapids man with holstered gun; federal lawsuit follows

    Related: Lawsuit: Gun owner says Grand Rapids police wrongly detain him for openly carrying pistol

    Related: Grand Rapids police respond: Man detained for openly carrying firearm was acting 'oddly' outside church service

    John Agar covers crime for MLive/Grand Rapids Press E-mail John Agar: jagar@mlive.com and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/ReporterJAgar

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