Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s confirmed COVID-19 deaths have surpassed 6,000. The state health department says there have been 6,005 deaths and another 246 that are probable. Michigan reported 30 new deaths Tuesday. Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and Detroit account for 75% of Michigan’s deaths. The state reported 454 new confirmed virus cases, one of the highest daily totals in recent weeks. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warns that she could order new restrictions. Whitmer says it’s “the last thing” anyone wants.
UNDATED (AP) — Surveillance video shows at least seven men restraining a Black teenager who later died at a youth facility in Michigan. The footage released to reporters Tuesday shows several of the men appearing to pull on and hold down 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks’ arms and legs while others sit or lay atop him because he threw a sandwich in the cafeteria. Authorities have said Fredericks went into cardiac arrest April 29 while being restrained. He died two days later. Detroit-area attorney Geoffrey Fieger represents Fredericks’ estate in a civil lawsuit that says the boy screamed “I can’t breathe” as he was restrained.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California, Michigan and three other states are suing the U.S. Department of Education over pandemic relief funds. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, the attorneys general of California and Michigan say the department run by Secretary Betsy DeVos is attempting to take pandemic relief funds away from K-12 public schools and divert them to private schools. Maine, New Mexico, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia have joined the lawsuit. They say the department’s interim final rule would allow public schools that charge tuition similar to private colleges to get funds based on the total population they serve. DeVos previously said the funding is meant to support all students.
TRENTON, Mich. (AP) — Human remains were found at the former home of a suburban Detroit man, more than a week after he died during a standoff with police in Tennessee. Police in Trenton, Michigan, are investigating whether the remains are that of a woman who was living with Mark Eberly. Steven Voss, director of police and fire services in Trenton, says “it’s very possible.” On June 27, Eberly was involved in a shooting with a sheriff’s deputy in Cumberland County, Tennessee, during a traffic stop. Eberly was later found dead in his vehicle about a mile away.