2 Wayne County Employees Charged With Embezzling $1.7 Million In Road Funds
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Kevin Gunn, 64, of West Bloomfield, and John L. Gibson, 54, of Detroit, were charged with conspiring to commit and committing federal program theft, wire fraud and money laundering.detroit.cbslocal.com
Detroit police, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office send more than 165 bulletproof vests to Ukraine
As the war in Ukraine drags on, Detroit police and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department are doing something to help. Both departments have teamed up with other agencies in Wayne County to send dozens of retired Special Response Team bulletproof vests to those who need them in Ukraine.
Wayne County Sheriff’s S.C.O.U.T Program Assist Area Police With Crime, Speeding In The Community
The Sheriff’s S.C.O.U.T. Team is out in full force this summer, working alongside neighborhood community leaders and Watch Programs to identify problems that are diminishing quality of life in many neighborhoodsdetroit.cbslocal.com
Groundbreaking, coronavirus-killing technology installed in Wayne County jails
click to enlarge ShutterstockThree Wayne County jails are the first in the nation to install a groundbreaking biodefense system to combat the spread of COVID-19.The Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) technology, billed as the world’s first heated filtration system proven to destroy the coronavirus, uses heat to destroy airborne viruses and recirculate clean air.A dozen units have been installed in three jails and will soon be placed in the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office headquarters and Road Patrol office, county officials announced Thursday. In May, several attorneys and civil rights group filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, alleging inmates are confined to a small space without adequate soap, running water, or testing. The inmates were forced to share showers, meal tables, and telephones that are infrequently cleaned, according to the suit.In December, COVID-19 claimed the life of Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, who was 65. "In Macomb County, the coronavirus infected more than a quarter of the jail’s 550 inmates and at least 30 employees late last year. More than 125 staff members also were infected.The goal is to install the new units in more jails.metrotimes.com
Wayne County officials unveil new COVID air technology to help slow spread in jails
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – Officials in Wayne County are calling a new piece of technology a game changer. County leaders held a press conference Thursday morning at the William Dickerson Detention Facility in Hamtramck to unveil new technology that aims to stop the spread of coronavirus in jails. The technology targets the COVID-19 particles that might be in the air, as well as other airborne particles that can cause people to become sick. County officials believe the tech is so groundbreaking that it can serve as an example that other agencies can follow too -- including schools, hospitals and more. “We’re going to attack COVID where it lurks in the air,” said Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington.
Wayne County 1st Jail System In US To Install Groundbreaking Device That Kills Airborne Viruses/COVID-19
(CBS DETROIT) – At the William Dickerson Correctional Facility there’s some ground-breaking technology taking place that targets COVID-19 and other airborne illnesses. It’s called the Integrated Viral Protection, or IVP and Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington says it’s groundbreaking technology in the fight against COVID-19“We’re going to attack COVID where it lurks, in the air.”Sheriff Washington says the IVP will make this happen. The machine works as an air disinfecting system and Wayne County is the Country’s first Jail to receive one. Dr. Garett Peel MD, IVP founding partner says, the system is placed in over 100 schools, hospitals and entertainment venues throughout the County, and is proven to kill airborne illnesses, including COVID-19. Having loss several staff members to COVID-19 including the County’s Sheriff Benny Napoleon, Sheriff Washington says doing all they can to mitigate the virus is extremely important to the office.detroit.cbslocal.com
New Wayne County sheriff prepares for position after death of Benny Napoleon
DETROIT – The new Wayne County sheriff, Raphael Washington, has served the region for decades and is looking forward to the years ahead. “I’m a 38-year law enforcement veteran and started with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in 1983,” said Washington. More: Wayne County deputy chief appointed as sheriff, replacing beloved late Benny NapoleonOver the years and some pit stops along the way Washington worked his way to the top and is now the new sheriff. For a long time, he followed the lead of former Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, soaking in his wisdom and advice. “I want to continue the work that we’re doing as it relates to the pandemic that’s going on and that’s the virus that’s spreading,” said Washington.
Wayne County deputy chief appointed as sheriff, replacing beloved late Benny Napoleon
DETROIT – Wayne County Deputy Chief Raphael Washington has been appointed as the county’s new sheriff, replacing the beloved late Sheriff Benny Napoleon. “I congratulate Raphael Washington on his selection to be Sheriff of Wayne County. But I do look forward to working closely with our new sheriff on behalf of Wayne County. “I also want to thank Wayne County Chief Probate Judge Freddie Burton, Prosecutor Kym Worthy, and Clerk Cathy Garrett for their service in selecting our new sheriff.” Wayne County Executive Warren Evans“I congratulate Sheriff Washington on his appointment and am pleased that the panel had so many well-qualified candidates to choose from in making its selection. “I am confident Sheriff Washington will serve with honesty and integrity in upholding the office to the highest of standards, all the while having the best interest of Wayne County residents.” Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell
14 applicants being interviewed for appointment of Wayne County sheriff
DETROIT – A three-person panel is conducting interviews with 14 applicants for the appointment of Wayne County sheriff. County officials were accepting resumes three weeks after Sheriff Benny Napoleon died following a battle with COVID-19. UPDATE Jan. 15: Wayne County deputy chief appointed as sheriff, replacing beloved late Benny NapoleonThe panel consists of Chief Judge Freddie Burton, County Clerk Cathy Garrett and Prosecutor Kym Worthy. Applicants include Undersheriff Daniel Pfannes, as well as Charles Corley II and T.P. List of applicants for Wayne County sheriff: