Former State Trooper Sentenced In 2022 Assault

A Saginaw County judge sentenced a former state trooper to probation, fines and community service this week after he pleaded no contest to charges filed from an incident in 2022.

In March 2022, Bram Schroeder was captured on cell phone and body camera video punching a handcuffed Saginaw man in the head several times during a traffic stop. The man was pulled over and arrested for suspected drunk driving, but refused to get into the back of a patrol vehicle, which led to the incident. Schroeder pleaded no contest to aggravated assault and willful neglect of duty in January.

Saginaw County Circuit Court Judge Julie Gafkay sentenced him to 12 months probation, a $1,000 and 300 hours of community service. He was also ordered to give up his MCOLES certification which prevents him from becoming a police officer in the state of Michigan.