ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, April 4, 2019

View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on April 4, 2019 at 8:22 p.m.. (WDIV)
View of Detroit from the Windsor sky camera on April 4, 2019 at 8:22 p.m.. (WDIV)

Towing operator says Detroit Tigers tickets given to MSP officers were not bribes

A towing operator who makes his money by towing cars for Michigan State Police officials said he gave Detroit Tigers tickets to troopers, but not as bribes.

The exchanges led to an internal affairs investigation and a federal lawsuit being filed by a whistleblower, who said law enforcement officials are retaliating against him for cooperating with investigators.

Towing operator says Detroit Tigers tickets given to Michigan State Police officers were not bribes

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4 fast facts

  • Authorities have rejected a teenager's claim that he is an Illinois boy who disappeared in 2011 at age 6. Read more .

  • Police said a woman drove to the police station after being shot during an argument with a man. Learn more .

  • Police are still looking for a third suspect in a police chase involving a stolen police car. Read more .

  • Sentencing was delayed for an unlicensed dentist who operated out of a Clinton Township basement. Learn more .

Be informed

Measles outbreak

Hospital officials around Metro Detroit are trying to drive home a point about getting vaccinated against the measles: It could be a matter of life and death.


Opening Day banners

As the Detroit Tigers' Opening Day party hit full swing Thursday, there was something in the air that had everybody looking up.

Several aerial advertising banners trailing airplanes were flown over Detroit calling out Mayor Mike Duggan.


Aiyana Jones

The family of a 7-year-old girl who was fatally shot during a Detroit police raid in 2010 has settled a civil case with the city for $8.25 million, according to the law firm representing the family.


Dog killed

A beloved family dog was gunned down Monday by a neighbor in Milan, according to the dog's owners.

"He didn't like him," Alexandria Cupp said. "He made it a point to kill him, and he succeeded."

Cupp said she can't believe her German shepherd, Tucker, is gone. He was shot and killed Monday night by her neighbor, the dog's owners said.


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