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Detroit police officer accused of criminal sexual conduct; internal affairs investigation underway

DETROIT – An internal affairs investigation is underway after accusations of criminal sexual conduct by a member of the Detroit Police Department.

Police said the accusation is against a member of the 11th Precinct.

Detroit police Chief James Craig said the accusation was called into the 11th Precinct on Feb. 15. The complaintant made allegations of sexual harassment and the lieutenant that took the call forwarded the information to the supervisor.

Internal affairs received an anonymous call the next day about a claim of sexual assault. Craig said internal affairs was able to use caller I.D. to identify the caller and reached out to the alleged victim due to a concern for her well-being.

Craig said several calls, certified letters and requests for an interview with the alleged victim have been refused.

"She has still not agreed to talk with our investigators," Craig said.

The investigation is ongoing. Craig said the officer will be interviewed but that an allegation does not warrant suspension in this case.

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