Two off-duty police sergeants accused of robbing three men they apparently suspected in the theft of a cellphone belonging to the teenage daughter of one of the officers face a hearing Thursday on whether they'll go on trial.
Detroit police Sgt. David Pomeroy and St. Clair Shores police Sgt. Michael Notoriano face armed robbery and other charges.
Notoriano's 16-year-old daughter and a friend bicycled to a Detroit gas station on July 20. Prosecutors say a man robbed Notoriano's daughter and fled on foot.
Prosecutors say the phone was traced to Detroit's, where Pomeroy and Notoriano confronted three other men.
Pomeroy lawyer Michael Rataj says the charges are excessive.
Detroit District Judge Joseph Baltimore has scheduled a probable-cause hearing Thursday on whether the case is strong enough for a trial.