Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy seriously injured in collision with suspected drunk driver
Authorities said the Pontiac man was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of Michigan Avenue just after midnight when he ran a red light and crashed into the patrol vehicle, which driving northbound on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.
Monroe County deputy, member of fire department crash while responding to same emergency
MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Monroe County deputy and a member of the Monroe Township Fire Department were both hospitalized Friday morning after their vehicles collided while responding to the same emergency. Authorities say that at about 7:48 a.m. Friday, the Monroe County sheriff deputy was traveling westbound on Dunbar Road while responding to an emergency call. Officials say the truck was driven by a member of the Monroe Township Fire Department, who was actually responding to the same emergency as the deputy. The deputy was conscious and alert following the crash, according to authorities. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has any information is asked to contact police at 734-242-3500.
Ex-Menominee County deputy faces Dec. sentencing after plea deal in sex assault case
MENOMINEE, Mich. – A former sheriff’s deputy accused in the sexual assault of a teenage boy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Brian W. Helfert of Menominee pleaded guilty in court Friday to attempted accosting for immoral purposes, which carries a penalty of up to two years. “I wish to plead guilty, your honor,” Helfert said in court, according to The EagleHerald in Marinette, Wisconsin. He also acknowledged “inappropriate” statements made to the teenage victim who he knew through his assignment as a Menominee County juvenile crime investigator and school resource officer. Helfert was fired from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department in December 2019.
Michigan AG: Woman used unnecessary force against Washtenaw County deputy, not other way around
WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has cleared a Washtenaw County deputy involved in a rough arrest that led to days of protests. A deputy with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office was accused of striking a woman at a shooting scene three times in her head. The allegations sparked charges of racism and police brutality and led to four days of protests against the department. Nessel said her office would review any allegations of police misconduct and brutality, and investigation revealed the woman making the claims, Sha’Teina Grady, was the person using force against the deputy, according to authorities. Grady inflicted severe injuries on the deputy after she was asked to stop interfering with their investigation, officials said.
Funeral held for corporal killed in attack at Wayne County Jail
DETROIT – The final farewell to Corporal Bryant Searcy was Friday at Third New Hope Baptist Church on Detroit’s west side. “It’s a challenging time,” said Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon. Searcy was on duty when he was killed at the Wayne County Jail. Napoleon said if it weren’t for the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of residents would have gathered to pay their respects. READ: Hear from daughter of corporal who was killed by inmate at Wayne County JailMore: Detroit crime news
Funeral today for slain Wayne County Sheriff’s Corporal Bryant Searcy
DETROIT – A funeral will be held Friday for Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy Corporal Bryant Searcy. Searcy was killed Sept. 2 while on duty at the Wayne County Jail. Deandre Williams, 28, is accused of attacking Searcy, 50, while the corporal was on duty checking jail cells about 10 p.m. that night. Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon said Williams was willing to kill the deputy to try to escape. Williams was charged with premeditated murder, murder of a police officer, felony murder and escaping jail through violence.
Wayne County Sheriff’s corporal dies after attack inside jail
DETROIT – A 50-year-old Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy corporal has died after being assaulted Wednesday at the Wayne County Jail in Downtown Detroit, the Sheriff’s Office said. The Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement Thursday morning:It is with heartfelt sadness and deep regret that the Wayne County Sheriff's Office announces the passing of Corporal Bryant Searcy. Daniel Pfannes, Undersheriff Wayne County Sheriff's OfficeWayne County Executive Warren Evans released the following statement:“Our thoughts and prayers are with Corporal Searcy’s wife, Sherry, and their daughter during this horrific time. A full investigation is underway, both internally by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and by the Detroit Police Department’s homicide unit. The attack on and homicide of Corporal Searcy is a jarring reminder of the danger the men and women in law enforcement face on every shift.”
Huron County Sheriff deputy charged with indecent exposure
A deputy with the Huron County Sheriffs Office has been charged with three counts of aggravated indecent exposure after he was accused of exposing himself multiple times to a Port Austin woman. Patrick OBrien was arraigned Thursday on the charges following an investigation by Michigan State Police and reviewed by the Attorney Generals Office, according to a press release. The incidents occurred between July 26 and 27 in Port Austin when OBrien reportedly exposed himself multiple times intentionally and masturbated in an area visible to the public through a window of his home. He was off duty at the times of the reported incidents, the press release read. OBrien was placed on administrative leave.
Body cam video released of deadly confrontation between sheriff’s deputy and stabbing suspect
Body cam video released of deadly confrontation between sheriff’s deputy and stabbing suspectPublished: July 14, 2020, 11:10 pmPolice have released body cam video of a deadly confrontation in the Lansing area between a sheriff’s deputy and a man armed with a knife.
New footage shows Michigan man pull knife on deputy after stabbing customer, fleeing scene in Delta Township
DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. Michigan State Police (MSP) have released footage of an altercation between a deputy and a 43-year-old man who was identified and pulled over after allegedly stabbing someone in Dimondale on Tuesday. Ruis vehicle was identified by the deputy at 7:13 a.m. on Jerryson Drive in Delta Township, officials said. Police say Ruis was fleeing the scene of a stabbing that happened about a half hour prior at a Quality Dairy store in Dimondale. Officials say Ruis was also denied service by store employees for failing to comply with the states new mask requirements. Police say Ruis stabbed the Lansing man and the fled the store.
Washtenaw County Sheriff: Body cam footage from deputy shows woman bit officer
Footage from the deputy in questions body cam reveals ShaTeina Grady El bit the officer during the altercation. According to Sheriff Clayton, Grady El bit the deputy first and he responded by punching her. According to the body cam footage, an officer tended to a gunshot victim who was sitting in her car. Sheriff Clayton would not comment on whether punching is an appropriate use of force against a suspect or if it is part of training. The body cam footage was released after days of protests outside the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office and on Washtenaw Avenue near US-23 where hundreds of protesters gathered to demand answers for excessive force used by the sheriffs deputy.
Washtenaw County Sheriff to release video showing deputy punching black woman: What to know
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. The Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office will release new video and information after a deputy was filmed repeatedly punching a black woman during an arrest in Ypsilanti Township. Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton will offer an update on the investigation on Friday afternoon a 1 p.m. -- you can watch it live in the video player above. What happenedOn the evening of Memorial Day, a video of a women being punched by a Washtenaw County Sheriffs deputy went viral on social media. Investigation launchedSeveral staff members at the Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office have been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is underway. Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton spoke to Local 4 regarding a viral video that has prompted outrage.