Capitol Police officer sues Trump on Jan. 6 anniversary, saying he ‘directed the mob’ to violence
Briana Kirkland, who was forced to take a year off work after suffering a traumatic brain injury suffered on Jan. 6, is demanding “accountability for Trump’s central role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection,” according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington.washingtonpost.com
Indiana man dies after fleeing Bay City police, crashing car
BAY CITY, MI - A 22-year-old Indiana man is dead after fleeing an encounter with Bay City Department of Public Safety officers early Sunday morning, according to a news release from the department. At roughly 2:30 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bay City for reports of an altercation between a man and a woman in an SUV. Officers tried to speak with the occupants before they fled the scene in the car, according to the release. The SUV appears to have rolled over after hitting another car, according to the release. The passenger, a 23-year-old Fort Wayne woman, was taken to a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.mlive.com
Police arrest alleged porch pirate after finding 41 stolen packages during traffic stop
DETROIT -- A suspect is in custody after police discovered 41 stolen packages in a vehicle during a traffic stop. According to the Detroit Police Department, Officers Corey Davis and Malcom Jackson were heading northbound on Greenfield, approaching West McNichols around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday. The officers then spotted the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. All 41 of the packages had addresses on them for residents in Farmington and Farmington Hills. After contacting those departments and learning the packages were reported stolen, the officers placed the suspect under arrest and the suspect was taken to the Detroit Detention Center.mlive.com
Chicago police officer appears to punch man in widely shared video; COPA investigating
The video, posted on Instagram, shows a police officer throwing punches, hitting a man multiple times in the face. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has opened an investigation into the video.chicagotribune.com
Parents of Ann Arbor man killed by officers sue Hawaiian police department
HONOLULU -- Daniel Buckingham was shot and killed by police in Hawaii earlier this year during a confrontation with officers and now his family is suing the department. Once they did so, Buckingham lunged at an officer with a knife and cut him, before two officers opened fire, killing Buckingham. James Bickerton, a Honolulu attorney representing Buckingham’s parents says there are only three seconds between the door being broken down and the shooting starting. “They’re outside the room coming in with guns drawn. Buckingham’s parents say they just want to know what happened and why.mlive.com
Man shot by police after opening fire at undercover officers targeting street racing
DETROIT – A man was wounded by undercover officers after opening fire at them over the weekend in Detroit, The Associated Press reports. The officers were targeting illegal street racing when someone nearly struck their unmarked police vehicle late Friday night, police said. Before a marked patrol car arrived to assist, the vehicle stopped and the driver exited with a gun. The officers identified themselves as police and instructed the man to drop the weapon. The officers returned fire, injuring the man.mlive.com
Jim Jordan, four other Republicans chosen by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on panel investigating Jan. 6 riots
The lawmakers include Jordan, Jim Banks (Ind.), Rodney Davis (Ill.), Kelly Armstrong (N.D.) and Troy Nehls (Texas), according to two aides who were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.washingtonpost.com
Maryland police kill man in 'armed standoff' at McDonald's
Police officers in Maryland fatally shot a 21-year-old outside a McDonald's restaurant after an “armed standoff,” the Montgomery County Police Department said in a news release Saturday. The shooting took place Friday night after police said officers responded to a call about a customer who had ordered food but was refusing to move through the drive-thru lane at the McDonald's in Gaithersburg, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Washington. Additional officers secured the area and evacuated McDonald's staff.news.yahoo.com
Michigan police officer sentenced to 80 months in prison for extortion scheme
DETROIT – A former Michigan police officer was sentenced this week to 80 months in federal prison for orchestrating an extortion scheme, U.S. Department of Justice announced. “The overwhelming majority of Detroit Police officers are honest, hard-working, and superb public servants,” Acting United States Attorney Saima Mohsin said in a statement. Dotson also created false police reports in exchange for money from the owners and operators of the same shops. Five other Detroit Police officers pleaded guilty and served time in federal prison for committing similar criminal activity. officer assaulted while breaking up gang-related prison yard fightMichigan’s Belle Isle Aquarium to reopen with $1.2M in upgradesmlive.com
Cyprus: Probe into police in serial killer case dropped
Cyprus’ top lawyer has suspended criminal cases against 15 members of the police force for allegedly botching the country’s first serial killer investigation, which eventually led to an army officer being jailed for life over the murder of seven foreign women and girlswashingtonpost.com
Bring in Army to solve migrant crisis, former Border Force boss says
Ministers should consider bringing in the Armed forces to help UK border officers who face being overwhelmed by the influx of migrants across the Channel, says a former head of Border Force. As the number of migrants to reach the UK in small boats this year hit 4,300, Tony Smith, former director-general of Border Force, said it was clear the current set-up was "not fit for purpose". He said the Home Office should "stop pretending" it could halt the flow of migrants, accept the influx would continews.yahoo.com
Detroit officers targeted during 4 separate incidents in less than a week
DETROIT – The Detroit Police Department is spreading awareness about its officers being targeted in shootings and other dangerous incidents. “In less than a week, we had four incidents where officers were fired upon or had a weapon pointed at them,” said Detroit Police Chief, James Craig. The number of incidents is scary for happening within such a short period of time. “It really is a miracle that through these multiple incidents, none of our officers or members of our community have been killed or seriously injured,” said Craig. This now brings the number of incidents similar to these involving officers to six within 2021.
Shots fired during pursuit on Detroit’s west side after police witness hit-and-run
DETROIT – It’s been a dangerous week for Detroit Police officers. Saturday was the fourth time in seven days that suspects had fired shots at officers. “It’s a very dangerous, dangerous time for police officers across this country and particularly here in the city of Detroit,” said Detroit Police Commander Darin Szilagy. “At that point, everybody inside of the vehicle opened all the doors and begin running away from the officers,” Patterson said. “The male then leaned out of the vehicle and fired shots, or led to fire shots at the officers.”He said the gunman tried to runaway and pointed his weapon at the police, who fired back but didn’t strike him.
Detroit police investigate shooting that targeted officers
According to DPD Commander Darrell Patterson, at around 5:15 a.m. Saturday officers saw a car back into another vehicle and then flee the scene. DETROIT – Detroit police were at an active scene investigating a shooting that started Saturday morning involving officers who were targeted. According to DPD Commander Darrell Patterson, at around 5:15 a.m. Saturday officers saw a car back into another vehicle and then flee the scene. A passenger in the vehicle leaned out of it and started to shoot at officers. In response to the intimidation officers starting shooting at the man who was not struck.
Cincinnati triple murder suspect shot after opening fire on Detroit police, chief says
DETROIT – A man wanted for a triple homicide and two attempted murders in Cincinnati was shot by officers in Detroit, police said. Detroit police located the suspect at the Rivertown Inn & Suites on Monday in the area of Jefferson Avenue and Rivard Street. Detroit Police Chief James Craig said that officers shot back at the suspect, who was struck several times. READ: More local crime coverageChandra Moore (Cincinnati Police Department)Warrant for Chandra MooreCincinnati police said that there is an active warrant for murder and felonious assault for Moore. Cincinnati police reached out to the Detroit police to let them know that Moore had fled to Detroit and as at the Rivertown Inn & Suites.
Man on parole speeding 155 mph in Detroit arrested for reckless driving
Police say the man was speeding on the Lodge Freeway near 8 Mile inside of a Dodge Charger. DETROIT – A man on parole was arrested and jailed Friday after speeding 155 mph in a 55 mph driving zone. Police say the man was speeding on the Lodge Freeway near 8 Mile inside of a Dodge Charger. He was arrested for reckless driving and is being held in the Detroit Detention Center while the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office reviews the case. After searching the man’s vehicle police found a loaded handgun inside of it.
Officers raise money to get Ann Arbor boy who survived terrible crash wheelchair accessible vehicle
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Last year a boy from Ann Arbor survived a terrible crash and his life was forever changed. His journey touched the lives of the Wayne officers who answered the call. He’s my superhero,” said Lindsay Vierk, whose son was paralyzed in the crash. AdThe Wayne officers that responded that day say Butler is a boy they will never forget. AdRead more: Ann Arbor headlines
Port Huron CBP officers brave severe weather to aid driver in vehicle fire
PORT HURON, Mich. – Two US Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers risked their own safety despite severe winter weather to help a driver whose car was engulfed in flames on M-25 near Lakeport on Tuesday, Feb. 16. While searching the officer found the driver in a nearby vehicle provided by a good samaritan to help escape the cold. Both the driver and good samaritan noted it was difficult to call for emergency assistance because of the lack of cell phone service. “This is another shining example of our officers going to great lengths to provide assistance to those in need”, said Port Huron Area Port Director Michael Fox. “I’m proud of the valiant efforts CBP personnel provide to our community during times like this.”Read more: Headlines from across Michigan
Detroit man helps neighbors clear driveways, sidewalks of snow
DETROIT – With several inches of snow covering all of Detroit, it’s usually the inner city homes where the winter storm aftermath remains. With six to nine inches on the ground Detroit’s latest winter storm has caused a lot of frustration. That same stress is shared by not only Detroit residents behind the wheel, but also others who may be snowed in with at least half a foot in the driveway or on the sidewalk. Detroit police officers helped seniors clear snow from their driveways Tuesday. Details: Detroit officers help seniors shovel snow after winter stormMore additional snow is possible this week after Tuesday night’s heavy snowfall.
Detroit police officers deliver Thanksgiving meals on city’s west side
DETROIT – Officers with the Detroit Police Department’s Sixth Precinct dropped off several Thanksgiving meals to residents Thursday. RELATED: VIDEO: Turkeys seek protection at Northville Township Police DepartmentAccording to the Detroit police, officers handed out turkeys and all the fixings to several residents in their community. READ MORE: Community News
Police wrestle with driver after Oakland County road rage incident gets out of control
TROY, Mich. – An incident of road rage got way out of hand Monday evening in Oakland County leading to police wrestling with one of the drivers. Police are seeing more road rage incidents with higher intensity including this particular one. Yesterday evening the driver of a Dodge Caliber called 911 to report being chased along I-75 by a Chevy Cruze. It initially started with one man getting out of his car and threatening to shoot the other driver. Even after a Troy squad car cut off the Chevy Cruze, the female driver still tried to get away.
Detroit police search east side neighborhood for man who shot at officers
DETROIT – Detroit police are searching for a man who shot at them Friday afternoon on the city’s east side. Police say they went to a home on Dresden Street for an assault call. They say a man got out of a car fired at them and ran off. Tonight they are searching for him and the driver of that car, a black Chrysler 300. No one was hurt during the incident.
Inside the traffic stop that set off suspect in Michigan terror plot and led FBI to start arrests
On Sept. 19 just 28 days ago the Local 4 Defenders obtained a Canton police video of a traffic stop. After the stop, Caserta was on his YouTube channel raging against police taking money from citizens. Two FBI informants on the inside of the group sent agents encrypted messages they say were from Caserta. In the messages Caserta noted he found out who the officers were in the traffic stop, where they lived and that he could easily kill them. Sources say it was this traffic stop and the threats afterwards that led the FBI to swoop in and arrest the group.
Detroit police officers fulfill promise of getting new bikes for sisters who were sharing one
DETROIT – Officers from the Detroit Police Department’s second precinct recently surprised two young sisters with new bikes. It all started when officers stopped by a business to purchase ice cream. While they were waiting in line the girls passed by and the officers offered to purchase them ice cream. That’s when the officers promised the sisters that they would work on buying them new bikes. The Detroit Police Department’s second precinct collaboratively worked together and fulfilled that promise.
Over 1,000 pounds of marijuana seized at Fort Street Cargo Facility in Detroit
DETROIT On Aug. 23, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Officers at the Fort Street Cargo Facility encountered a commercial truck operated by a Canadian citizen. After examining the truck, CBP officers discovered over 1,031 pounds of marijuana concealed in five wooden crates. CBP officers became suspicious and referred the shipment for additional inspection. The Port of Detroit is proud to have prevented the exploitation of our borders and the introduction of illicit drugs into our communities, said Detroit Port Director Devin Chamberlain. Since March, CBP Field Operations has seized over 5,500 pounds of marijuana at ports of entry across the state.
Chief Craig: Officers who pushed through crowd in SUV feared for their safety
Chief Craig: Officers who pushed through crowd in SUV feared for their safetyPublished: June 29, 2020, 5:11 pmDetroit Police Chief James Craig said the officers who pushed through a crowd of protesters in an SUV feared for their safety.
How these Detroit police officers work to keep kids off streets with hip-hop
They patrol the streets by day, but in their free time theyre inside a local dance studio teaching kids dance, hoping to keep them off the streets. At just 7 years old, little Azariah is learning the ins and outs of hip-hop dance. Instead of giving them tickets we get to know them more."It's beneficial because it's bringing hip-hop to Detroit and kids love to dance you know?" But Detroit Culture Company Inc. is still hard at work cleaning up the city, educating the youth about Juneteenth and even hosting a socially distanced food giveaway train. For more information on Detroit Culture Company and if youd like to get involved, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/DCC313/For more Your Neighborhood stories, go here.
Chesterfield Township police officer injured in scuffle with armed gunman
CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. A Chesterfield Township police officer was injured in a scuffle with an armed gunman Thursday morning, police say. On May 14 at 6:44 a.m. Chesterfield Township officers were dispatched to search for an unknown man wandering near homes in the Carriage Way Trailer Park. During the fight a Chesterfield Township officer suffered a significant injury to his knee. The officer was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was treated for the injury and released later that day. Devoy has been charged with the felony possession of methamphetamine, felony carrying concealed firearm, felony possession of analogues, felony assault and resisting a police officer causing injury.
Over 80 pounds of cocaine and fentanyl seized at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron
PORT HURON, Mich. – Customs Border Protection officers inspecting commercial trucks departing the United States and destined for Canada overnight at the Blue Water Bridge discovered several pounds of narcotics located in the tractor cab of an outbound commercial carrier. The commercial carrier was hauling a shipment of flavoring syrup originating in California. During the inspection, over 80 pounds of suspected cocaine and fentanyl were discovered. Officers discovered several bricks of suspected cocaine and fentanyl. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Border Enforcement Security Task Force Port Huron is investigating.
3 Michigan men busted in connection with selling cocaine
Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with selling cocaine in Emmet County. The three suspects were in the home when the search warrant was executed. Police say 21-year-old Brett Eric Williams of Alanson was charged with delivery of cocaine and conspiracy to deliver cocaine. Adam Nicholas Albrecht, 22, of Alanson was charged with delivery of cocaine, conspiracy to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, and maintaining a drug house. Darren Andrew Robinson, 19, of Alanson was charged with delivery of cocaine and conspiracy to deliver cocaine.