Nightside Report Sept. 16, 2021: Detroit police suspend officer found in passenger seat of stolen car, FDA advisory panel to debate Pfizer booster shots Friday

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Detroit police suspend officer found in passenger seat of stolen car
Detroit police suspend officer found in passenger seat of stolen car (WDIV)

Detroit police suspend officer found in passenger seat of stolen car

DETROIT – On Thursday, leaders within the Detroit Police Department informed the Police Board of Commissioners about one of their own.

Local 4 learned an off-duty officer was recently arrested.

Police Chief James White immediately suspended the officer but is now recommending him to be suspended without pay.

He’s a patrolman and has been part of the force for about two years, working in the Second District. Detroit police said the officer was a passenger inside of a stolen car near the intersection of Fullerton Avenue and Washburn Street.

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Metro Detroit weather: Summer-like Thursday in mid-September

Thursday’s weather is nearly perfect. We have sunshine, puffy clouds and seasonably warm conditions. It cools off nicely Thursday night. Although fall is less than a week away, it will feel more like summer Friday and this weekend.

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4 Fast Facts

  • After the Livingston County Sheriff said he tried to smuggle a handcuff key into jail, Michigan State Rep. Jewell Jones was removed from all Michigan House committee assignments. Click here to read more.
  • Ford said interest in the new F-150 Lightning is so high that it’s doubling down on electric cars. The automaker is now working to increase production. Click here to read more.
  • A deadly hit-and-run in Dearborn Heights leaves a motorcyclist dead. Click here to read more.
  • A Michigan lawmaker denied that he threatened or harmed a fellow legislator with whom he had a romantic relationship, dismissing her claims Thursday as a “politically motivated character assassination.” Click here to read more.

Be Informed

FDA advisory panel to debate Pfizer booster shots Friday

The Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory panel will have a critical meeting Friday, Sept. 17.

The group of outside experts will discuss whether or not to recommend a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine as a booster.

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General Motors expands recall to cover all Chevrolet Bolt models due to fire risk

It’s a frightening and frustrating proposition for Chevrolet Bolt owners -- their vehicle is being recalled and General Motors upped its warnings about potential fires during charging.

It’s a billion dollar problem that’s causing big trouble for GM and its battery maker, LG Chem.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.