2 Detroit police officers suspended without pay in separate incidents

Two officers with the Detroit Police Department have been suspended without pay.

DETROIT – Two officers with the Detroit Police Department have been suspended without pay.

Officer Otis Funches Jr. was arrested Aug. 26 in Taylor and charged in connection with a vicious attack on his girlfriend. According to the Taylor Police Department, the woman was choked until she was unconscious.

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Funches was charged with felony assault with intent to do great bodily harm, misdemeanor domestic violence and interfering with a crime report for allegedly taking his girlfriend’s cellphone so she could not call police for help.

The alleged victim is also a Detroit Police Officer.

Additionally, a veteran Detroit police sergeant working at the Detroit Detention Center was allegedly able to get cash out of a bond kiosk like an ATM in the jail lobby. Sources claim the amount stolen is $30,000.

Detroit police chief James White said the sergeant made the decision to retire in lue of termination.

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