Michigan children made up story about white man urinating on black child, police say
A story about a white man urinating on a 5-year-old black child and calling her a racial slur was fabricated, Michigan police said.
Grand Rapids police and prosecutors late Friday said they determined the story was not valid and said no charges would be issued against a 60-year-old man arrested following the initial report on Wednesday.
Police said several children, all 7 or younger, were playing together sometime before 6 p.m. Wednesday when one of the children urinated on the 5-year-old girl.
Kent County prosecutors said the parents of the children, in talking with them, ultimately determined the children "concocted the story to avoid trouble."
Original fake news story: (8/23/18) https://www.newsweek.com/white-man-accused-urinating-black-child-1087379