Former Sen. Peter Lucido sworn in as Macomb County prosecutor
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – Monday marks the first day of a new era in the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office. Former state Sen. Peter Lucido took over as prosecutor, replacing disgraced prosecutor Eric Smith. READ: New Macomb County prosecutor starts making changes before being sworn inIt was nearly two years ago when Michigan State Police investigators seized computers and banking records as part of its investigation into Smith. Lucido took his oath of office bright and early Monday morning and then the 58 assistant prosecutors who will work for him took theirs. Lucido said he wanted to heal reputational wounds and also remind everyone that it’s the taxpayer they really serve.
New Macomb County prosecutor starts making changes before being sworn in
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Newly-elected Macomb county Prosecutor Peter Lucido will officially be sworn in soon, but he’s already getting to work. Lucido ran after former prosecutor Eric Smith resigned after being accused of embezzlement. The changes are made in an effort to repair public trust after the former prosecutor resigned accused of embezzlement and obstruction of justice. Warren police bust drug ring selling cocaine laced with fentanylA big takedown in the fight against the opioid epidemic happened Wednesday in Metro Detroit. They believe the three taken into custody are the leaders of a ring selling cocaine laced with fentanyl that has killed three people in Warren.
No charges filed against man in dog abuse investigation in Eastpointe
EASTPOINTE, Mich. – A video posted by Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue two days ago that showed a man in Eastpointe with a puppy sparked outrage and call for legal action. At some point in the video, the man grabs the puppy by the neck. Things become more rough as the dog bites and the man hits its back, causing the dog to yelp. Detroit Pit Crew, which is a member of the protecting animal welfare and safety task force, pushed the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office to file charges. The prosecutor’s office announced that it is referring the case to the Eastpointe City Attorney, who could choose to file possible misdemeanor charges.
Detroit man faces homicide charges in 2013 fatal stabbing of Clinton Township mother, daughter
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Detroit man is facing multiple homicide charges in connection to the 2013 fatal stabbing of a Clinton Township woman and her 11-year-old daughter. Clinton Township police, along with the U.S. Marshall Task Force, arrested Henry Jermaine Johnson, 35, of Detroit, on Tuesday. The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday charged Johnson with two counts of homicide in the deaths of 47-year-old Tina Geiger and her daughter, Krissy. The case then went cold until another man, 40-year-old Tony Johnson, of Detroit, was charged with two counts of murder in August of this year. Henry Johnson received a $50,000 cash bond and is being held at the Macomb County Jail as of Wednesday, officials said.
Delivery driver involved in controversial arrest in Warren now facing 2 misdemeanor charges
WARREN, Mich. An Amazon delivery driver whose arrest in Warren sparked controversy is now facing criminal charges. READ: I was terrified -- Amazon driver speaks out after rough arrest in WarrenWarren Commissioner Bill Dwyer said the incident could have been avoided. Originally, Macomb County Prosecutor denied charging Jaylen Bond with resisting arrest. We find this extremely puzzling due to the fact that the same facts were reviewed on June 11, 2020 and the Macomb County Prosecutors Office did not authorized any charges. Bond and/or brand him a criminal.
Witnesses say Eastpointe dog shot multiple times, killed by neighbor wasnt being aggressive
EASTPOINTE, Mich. Merlin, an 8-year-old pit bull was shot multiple times in the driveway of his owners home and neighbors said the dog was not aggressive or attacking anybody. On June 20, Merlin, and Paulette Creeks other pit bull, Taz got out the front door of their home. A neighbor saw the dogs and was trying to get them into Creeks fenced backyard. The woman was on Creeks property when she saw Merlin, shrieked and then jumped onto the hood of a nearby car. Neighbors said her boyfriend pulled out a gun and shot the dog between 5 and 6 times.
Macomb County Prosecutor will not authorize charges against Amazon driver arrested by Warren officer
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. The Macomb County Prosecutors Office has denied charges in connection with an altercation between a Warren police officer, who is White, and an Amazon driver, who is Black. Cellphone video of the Amazon driver being violently arrested by police as he was making a delivery went viral on social media. The driver was charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer, failure to obey a lawful command and failure to produce a drivers license. We have an obligation not only to pursue appropriate criminal charges when necessary, but also employ discretion to not authorize criminal charges as certain circumstances demand, prosecutor Jean Cloud said. The prosecutors office was presented with the warrant requesting charges on Wednesday.