Judge dismisses charges against Detroit police officer accused of shooting rubber bullets at photojournalists
DETROIT, MI – A Detroit Police Department officer accused of shooting riot control ammunition at three photojournalists during a protest is now clear of felony charges. Wayne County 36th District Court Judge Roberta Archer granted a motion to dismiss the charges against Officer Daniel Debono at the conclusion of a preliminary examination Tuesday, Oct. 26.mlive.com
Detroit officer charged in rubber pellet shooting of photojournalists covering George Floyd protest
DETROIT Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Detroit Police Corporal Daniel Debono, 32, in connection with a shooting involving three photojournalists and non-fatal ammunition. The photojournalists were targeted in late May while covering a Detroit George Floyd protest. Journalists from other local media outlets including The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press were met with aggression while covering the protests. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan apologized to local journalists who were targeted by police while covering the protests. After reports surfaced of reporters being targeted Duggan vowed to make adjustments to use every opportunity to keep them safe.