DETROIT – The attorneys for a Detroit police sergeant who was suspended for not taking action during a shooting that left an officer dead responded in a statement Thursday.
Police Chief James Craig said Sgt. Ronald Kidd should have been at the scene where Officer Rasheen McClain and his partner, Officer Phillippe Batoum-Bisse, were shot. McClain was killed.
Kidd has been suspended after a review of his car cam and body cam found that he never made it to the scene. Instead, he stayed a block away and suggested to his partner they take cover.
Attorneys Odey K. Meroueh and Zachary Hallman released a statement regarding the issue:
“We believe the characterization of Sergeant Kidd’s character to be inaccurate and defamatory -- particularly in light of his 21 years of service to the city of Detroit and before that to our country as a United States Marine -- it would be inappropriate to say any more at this time.”