The city of Detroit's Inspector General is launching an investigation into the conduct of City Council President Pro-Tem George Cushingberry Jr. in regards to his interaction with Detroit police officers on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
The Inspector General, James Heath, will share his office's findings with the Detroit Mayor's Office, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and the public.
Cushingberry Jr. said he was ticketed Tuesday for failing to use a turn signal after leaving a bar. He calls it "bogus." He admits there was a strong smell of marijuana, but he attributes it to a passenger who had a medical marijuana card. He says an empty rum bottle was from an old party.
Police Chief James Craig says there will be an investigation of how a supervisor handled the stop. Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Woody says it seems Cushingberry should have been arrested.
Cushingberry, who is black, claims he was targeted by white officers. Craig says one of the officers was black.
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