Battle Creek police

Investigation was sparked by allegations of hostile work environment

Attorney for Jim Saylor and Maria Alonso says firings are a violation of constitutional rights


The City of Battle Creek says it’s investigating whether a police officer used excessive force when arresting an assault suspect more than a year ago.

A previous inquiry into the October 2012 incident had cleared patrol officer Christopher Hug of wrongdoing. But city officials say they recently discovered that some key information from the case never made it to the county prosecutor’s office. That includes surveillance tape that shows Hug apparently beating suspect Kenneth Moye.

Memo was issued less than a week before Ken Tschiyama retired as city manager

Little has been revealed so far about internal investigation