Former trailer park manager convicted of ethnic intimidation

Photo - Kent County Jail, MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP/WLNS) – A former manager of a mobile home park in western Michigan who was accused of putting a 14-year-old boy in a chokehold and using an anti-black slur against him has been convicted of ethnic intimidation.

Our media partners at MLive say 46-year-old Terry Ray Brooks Jr. faces sentencing April 15 after being found guilty of the charge. A Kent County Circuit Court jury found him not guilty of assault and battery involving the same incident.

Brooks was charged in connection with the June 8 confrontation at Green Meadow Village Mobile Park in Cutlerville.

The teen said Brooks confronted him and a friend after they climbed a fence.

Brooks, who was fired, said the confrontation started when the boy slapped his cellphone out of his hand when he threatened to call police.

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