Probation officer charged after allegedly hiding information

A probation officer who worked with a teen accused of killing another man has been charged for withholding information and covering up statements the teen made to her.

Sarah Stein, a probation officer for the Metro Detroit Police Department, was arraigned Thursday after she allegedly withheld statements that her client made, who was 16 years old at the time, about the murder of a 20-year-old Ysplanti man.

Police also allege Stein destroyed evidence and put witnesses in danger by identifying them.

The juvenile suspect in the murder allegedly told Stein that he killed 20-year-old Keandre Duff in 2015.

The court administrator released this statement Thursday.

“The allegations against Sarah Stein caught us off guard. As a court of law, we will wait for any decision by the courts in regards to these charges before making a comment.” said Dan Dwyer, circuit court administrator.

Stein has been charged with four counts of lying to a peace officer during the investigation of a violent crime, and has since been released on a $20,000 bond.

Stein was released under the conditions she is to not contact any felons in the adult or juvenile facilities.

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