- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DETROIT (AP) - A 19-year-old woman alleges that Warren police officers roughed her up while arresting her on charges of underage possession of alcohol and disturbing the peace.

Gabrielle Stokes said it happened at a small party she hosted at her apartment on Jan. 3. Stokes, whose mother is R&B; singer Sara Stokes, said police dragged her from the party screaming.

The Macomb Community College basketball captain spoke of the incident at a news conference Tuesday with her right arm in a sling and casts on both wrists and forearms.

“This whole situation is just a nightmare,” said Gabrielle Stokes, who is black. “I never thought that I would even go through something like this.”

The Rev. W.J. Rideout of Detroit and the Stokes family called for a federal investigation of the police department and for the officers involved to be fired.

“They have damaged this young lady,” Rideout said. “We’re not going to stand for the abuse, the racism, the discrimination that the Warren Police Department, these police officers, have placed upon this dear precious child.”

Warren police declined to comment on the allegations because the investigation is ongoing. However, Sgt. Stephen Mills said the department hadn’t received a formal written complaint from Gabrielle Stokes.

Stokes‘ lawyer, Adam Clements, said his client pleaded not guilty during her arraignment and posted a $1,000 cash bond.

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