- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Lansing police sergeant facing a misdemeanor charge after authorities said he failed to yield to a man in a wheelchair has resigned.

Police Chief Mike Yankowski tells the Lansing State Journal (https://on.lsj.com/2ddj3qU ) that Charles Funk, an 18-year member of the department, resigned Sept. 12 before an internal affairs investigation was completed. He’s been on administrative leave since Aug. 18 following the Aug. 8 incident.

Funk was charged Aug. 29. State police found evidence the man’s wheelchair was hit by Funk’s patrol vehicle. A trial is scheduled Nov. 15.

Funk’s attorney Nick Bostic has filed a motion to dismiss the charge, saying there’s “an internal squabble” involving Funk and the police department. Bostic says the man in the wheelchair actually struck Funk’s patrol vehicle, not the other way around.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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