Troy City Council taking up Mosque decision
After losing at the federal court level, the City of Troy needs to decide whether to appeal the decision or take no further legal action. The city was sued by a Muslim group and the Department of Justice over the city’s refusal to grant zoning approval for the proposed Mosque in a commercial site at 3565 Rochester Road.
Defense attorney calls for judge to be removed in Flint water crisis case
GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. – Defense attorneys in the ongoing Flint water crisis case are pushing for the judge to be removed. The Flint water crisis case may soon be headed in a new direction. Defense attorneys said the judge doesn’t belong on the case because of where he lives. RELATED: Flint water crisis investigation: Here’s who was chargedFormer Director of the City of Flint Department of Public Works Howard Croft’s attorney argued that since Genesee District Court Judge William H. Crawford lives in Flint, he could potentially be involved in a class-action lawsuit against Croft. Attorneys for Snyder argued Monday that the case against him was filed in the wrong county since he was making decisions in Lansing, not Genesee County.
Ann Arbor police offer mobile arraignment program during COVID-19 pandemic
ANN ARBOR – Officers in the Ann Arbor Police Department have developed a mobile arraignment program in response to community need during the ongoing health crisis. With many courts operating virtually due to the pandemic, settling court cases has been difficult for those without tech access -- until now. Those without tech access - and the homeless - have been unable to clear up court cases. pic.twitter.com/wCK4jkbV0k — Ann Arbor Police (@A2Police) November 9, 2020✉ Like what you’re reading? The Ann Arbor Police Department regularly posts updates on its Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Man convicted in 1987 murder case fights to have conviction overturned
However, it’s a murder that at least nine people said he couldn’t have possibly committed. UPDATE: Whitmer rejects clemency for man in 1986 Port Huron murderAuthorities pointed the finger at Kensu because of an ex-lover’s ties with Macklem. But Kensu was more than 400 miles away in the Upper Peninsula in the town of Escanaba with his ex-fiance Michelle Woodworth. Welser worked for the Port Huron Police Department at the time of the murder. In 2010, Judge Denise Hood overturned the conviction in a 52-page reversal and stating that the prosecuting attorney “engaged in misconduct by using a perjured testimony”.
'Crackpots’: How attorneys plan to defend Michigan men accused in Gov. Whitmer kidnapping plot
As some of the men accused in the domestic terror plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appear in court, we’re getting our first look at how the defense attorneys plan to present a much different story. The defense attorney for Ty Garbin -- one of 13 people charged after FBI agents uncovered the scheme -- has started to put his plan in motion. One of the defense attorney called the men “crackpots," saying their deliberations were all talk. FBI agents said three men from Metro Detroit were key players who were close to putting the plan into action.
Woman faces second-degree murder charge for crash that killed Cranbrook Kingswood football coach
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – A Huntington Woods woman is facing a second-degree murder charge for a crash that killed a Cranbrook Kingswood football coach. Prosecutors said Wendy Ellen Bass was drunk behind the wheel when she struck and killed Ben Jones, 30, on the I-696 Service Drive in August. Jones was going to begin his second season as head coach before he was killed. Jones was killed. Bass was arraigned on second-degree murder charges and operating under the influence causing death and reckless driving causing death.
Watch live: Grand jury announces charges against officer in Breonna Taylor case
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – BREAKING UPDATE: On Wednesday the Jefferson County grand jury announced criminal charges against an officer months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. Read more: Grand jury indicts 1 officer on criminal charges in fatal shooting of Breonna TaylorTaylor, a Black emergency medical worker, was shot by officers who burst into her home using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. Watch live below:Written by the Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. – A grand jury in Kentucky was scheduled to present its findings to a judge Wednesday in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor at the hands of police officers who burst into her home at night. Afterward, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron planned to hold a news conference to discuss the grand jury report. Taylor, a Black emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by officers who entered her home using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation on March 13.
Iosco Township man charged with felonious assault after police say he shot at another man during argument
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. An Iosco Township man has been charged with felonious assault. Deputies from the Livingston County Sheriffs Office responded to the Countryway Market in Handy Township on Saturday at 6:20 p.m. for a report of shots fired. Police said as the victim was leaving the area the suspect, Michael Joseph Libtow, 31, of Iosco Township, attempted to block the roadway with his vehicle. Libtow was taken into custody and loged at the Livingston County Jail without further incident. Libtow was arraigned on Monday at the 53rd District Court in Howell and was charged with one count of felonious assault.