Members of the Detroit 300 volunteer group are under investigation.
The investigation includes two serious allegations including that two women may have information about the gang that could be behind the unsolved murder of nine-month-old Delric Miller and that volunteers went too far when they interviewed those women inside the precinct.
The February shooting into a house that killed the nine-month-old is believed to be over rival gangs. Several shots were fired from an assault rifle that killed the baby as he slept on the couch.
In this case, two Detroit 300 members contacted two women to follow up on leads they received working the streets.
“They invited them to go to an open space at Fairlane Mall, specifically the food court,” said Detroit 300 President Angelo Henderson.
The two women insisted on meeting at the Northwestern District police station in Detroit. According to a Detroit 300 spokesperson, the women and the two volunteers were led by police through the front door into a garage, which is not open to the public. How that happened is now part of an internal police investigation. But the conversation also got heated.
“She has four strong connections and in some cases information, videos and pictures. How can you say you’re not (involved)? And they’re like how did you get that, how did you get that?” said Henderson.
According to Henderson, the only mistake his volunteers made was conducting their interview inside a police precinct.
“The police station was not the place to have the conversation,” said Henderson.
Henderson also said they will turn over their information to police. Meantime, a police spokesperson said they are looking into what these volunteers did and if they have obstructed justice they could be charged.
The police investigation into the murder of nine-month-old Delric Miller has only led to a person of interest arrested nearby on a gun charge.