Detroit police officer charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct

Officer Michael A. Carson suspended without pay

A Detroit police officer is being held on $750,000 bond after being charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct first degree. The victim is a minor.

DETROIT – A Detroit police officer is being held on $750,000 bond after he was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. The victim is a minor.

Michael Anthony Carson is a 20-year-veteran of the Detroit Police Department.

Carson was arrested and charged April 1. On Thursday evening, the Board of Police Commissioners decided to suspend Carson without pay, but with medical benefits.

“The allegations stemming from this investigation, which have spanned several years, are disturbing and do not represent the overwhelming majority of the hardworking men and women of the Detroit Police Department,” Detroit police Chief James White said in a statement. “The DPD will continue to cooperate with the investigation.


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