Detroit police: Man falls asleep driving, strikes police cruiser
DETROIT – A collision on Detroit’s east side sent two police officers to the hospital Saturday night. According to authorities, a man was driving northbound on Gratiot Avenue near Van Dyke when his vehicle struck a Detroit Police Department cruiser that was in the turn lane, before hitting the side of a building. Police said they believe the driver fell asleep while driving home from work. The two police officers that were in the cruiser checked on the driver before being taken to the hospital. They are expected to be OK.More: Detroit Crime News
Goat enters Georgia sheriffs patrol car, eats paperwork, headbutts deputy
DOUGLASS COUNTY, Ga. Weve all had moments where weve left a door open and a bird or bug decides it would rather enjoy the luxury of the indoors. For a goat in Georgia, a Douglass County Sheriffs cruiser with the door open proved far too tempting in the hot Georgia sun. According to authorities, a deputy was delivering civil papers when she found the goat had entered her patrol vehicle. The Douglas County Sheriffs Office posted the video on its official Facebook page. The Douglass County Sheriffs Office said the deputy typically leaves her car doors open because shes had to retreat from dogs on several occasions.
Employees pressure Ford to stop producing police vehicles
Some employees are asking the automaker to stop building and selling police vehicles. First reported Wednesday by automotive website Jalopnik, as many as 100 Ford employees called for the automaker to stop making vehicles for police departments. In the letter, employees cite images of officers in Ford police vehicles driving through crowds of protestors and deploying chemical agents. Employees told Ford executives, We are long overdue to think and act differently on our role in racism.The auto giant has produced vehicles used by law enforcement since the 1950s. In response, Ford CEO Jim Hackett and President Bill Ford said Black Lives Matter and they are reviewing the companys diversity, but sales of police vehicles will continue.