DETROIT -

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.

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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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Cushingberry investigation brings City Council credibility into question

"FLASHPOINT," A ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW THAT DEVIN CONDUCTED IMMEDIATELY IN THE WAKE OF THE CONTROVERSY ERUPTING. HIS BEHAVIOR REINFORCES THE CITY COUNCIL REPUTATION FOR BEHAVIOR THAT IS BIZARRE. Carmen: ROD, I KNOW A LOT OF DETROITERS ARE SAYING, HERE WE GO AGAIN! Rod: I'VE BEEN COVERING CITY COUNCIL FOR 18 YEARS NOW, AND MOST OF THAT TIME, IT HAS BEEN THE FOLLIES OF FOOLISHNESS, IF YOU WILL. AND THIS IS ONE IN A LONG LINE OF EMBARRASSMENTS. REPUBLIC FORMER DETROIT CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT CHARLES PUGH PEW'S FIRST WEEK IN OFFICE, HE RODE HOME ON HIS RIMS. WE NEVER FOUND OUT WHAT HAPPENED THERE. HE LEFT TOWN WHILE IN OFFICE AND RESIGNED IN A SEX SCANDAL. SHREK! Rod: MONICA CONYERS BROUGHT MAIM CALLING AND INAPPROPRIATE PERSONAL ADVICE TO AN ART FORM. ?[SINGING]? Rod: BARBARA ROSE COLLINS WAS BROUGHT TO SONG. IT CAN'T BE BUSINESS AS USUAL DOWN HERE. Rod: WHEN HE TOOK OFF ON ON MONDAY, GEORGE CUSHINGBERRY MADE IT SOUND LIKE HE WANTED TO DEPART FROM THE DRAMA. IT'S AN ABSOLUTE NEW DAY, AND I WANT THE PEOPLE TO START FEELING THAT IT'S A COUNCIL FOR THEM. Rod: SAUNTEEL JENKINS IS UNIMPRESSED. IT'S ONE MORE HIT, ESPECIALLY IF THE ALLEGATIONS ARE PROVEN TRUE AND IT'S A DISTRACTION FROM THE SERIOUSNESS AT HAPPENED WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF. Rod: NOLAN FINLEY EVEN LESS SO. CUSHINGBERRY IS A TRAIN WRECK, THE NEXT MAJOR EMBARRASSMENT FOR THE CITY OF DETROIT. AND THIS CITY CAN'T AFFORD ANOTHER KWAME KILPATRICK, MONICA CONYERS TYPE INCIDENT. Rod: ALL OF THESE PEOPLE, THE COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR ARE SERVING AT THE WHIM OF THE EMERGENCY MANAGER. SO I ASKED FOR A RESPONSE FROM KEVYN ORR'S OFFICE AND I WAS TOLD THERE'S NO COMMENT BECAUSE THIS IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY TWO DIFFERENT AGENCIES, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ALSO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE. YOU HAVE TO IMAGINE AT SOME POINT, THERE MAY BE SOMETHING TO COME OUT OF THAT OFFICE WATCHING AND WANTING TO MOVE THE CITY FORWARD AND YET SEEING IT GO