Ex-Detroit police officers accused of filing false reports in drug possession case

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DETROIT - Two former Detroit police officers have been charged with misconduct in office and filing a false police report. 

Steven Fultz, 34, and John McKee, 43, are accused of filing a false report about watching a 27-year-old man toss a suspected bag of drugs from his vehicle Jan. 5, 2015 in the 19500 block of Alcoy. Due to information in the officers' report, the driver was charged with possession of heroin. 

However, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, while the evidence in the case was being reviewed in preparation for a trial in the case, audio evidence from the police car used by Fultz and McKee revealed that they allegedly filed false police reports. 

Consequently, the trial prosecutor dismissed the case against the driver. The Prosecutor's Office said more specific facts about the case will be presented at the preliminary examination. 

Both officers have resigned from their positions at the Detroit Police Department. 

Fultz and McKee both face two counts of misconduct in office and filing a false police report. They are scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in 36th District Court. 

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