Brianne Randall-Gay receives an apology from the Meridian Township police department

The Meridian Township Police Department invited members of the media to a public apology on Thursday over its handling of a 2004 police report filed by then-17-year-old Brianne Randall-Gay.

“Township Manager Frank Walsh and Township Chief of Police David Hall will issue a public statement and apology on the handling of the 2004 police report in reference to Ms. Brianne Randall-Gay,” the department said in a news release Wednesday. “Ms. Randall-Gay will be participating and providing comments.”


Randall-Gay, who participated in the news conference by video from Washington state, said the public apology eases her pain but doesn’t “erase the pain I’ve suffered” since 2004.

“I felt like my complaint was ignored. I felt like I was ignored,” she recalled.