Nightside Report Jan. 26, 2021: Kwame Kilpatrick’s release brings back painful memories for former Detroit assistant chief, Pizza delivery driver says he was robbed, beaten in Lincoln Park
Kwame Kilpatrick’s release brings back painful memories for former Detroit assistant chiefDETROIT – When Kwame Kilpatrick had his sentence commuted by former President Donald Trump bad memories started emerging for Steve Dolunt, a retired Detroit police assistant chief. On Tuesday, Dolunt shared the painful period in his life and career during Kilpatrick’s tenure as Detroit mayor. NOTE: A winter weather advisory is in effect for Lapeer, Sanilac and St. Clair counties until 11 p.m. Tuesday. The health department has not indicated it’s interested in reinstating indoor sports. The health department Is looking at Feb. 21 to reopen sports.
Kwame Kilpatrick’s release brings back painful memories for former Detroit assistant chief
DETROIT – When Kwame Kilpatrick had his sentence commuted by former President Donald Trump bad memories started emerging for Steve Dolunt, a retired Detroit police assistant chief. On Tuesday, Dolunt shared the painful period in his life and career during Kilpatrick’s tenure as Detroit mayor. Read more: Trump commutes sentence of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick after 7 years in prison“We were investigating the officers on staff. It is hard to tell your family you have been demoted, you didn’t do anything wrong that was really, really hard,” he said. “To me the kicker is, Kwame Kilpatrick is one of the most charismatic people I have ever met.
‘He didn’t care who was in his way’ -- New details revealed in arrest of Wixom man at US Capitol Building riot
WIXOM, Mich. – Michael Joseph Foy, a Marine from Wixom, has been charged with attacking a police officer with a hockey stick during the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building that left six dead. A video that captured a violent riot breaking into the U.S. Capitol Building as D.C. Metro Police tried to keep them out went viral worldwide. “It’s a hockey stick. He’s hitting him very very hard,” Dolunt said of the viral video. At some point, Dolunt said he had been radicalized and the hockey stick was brought for a reason.
'Crackpots’: How attorneys plan to defend Michigan men accused in Gov. Whitmer kidnapping plot
As some of the men accused in the domestic terror plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appear in court, we’re getting our first look at how the defense attorneys plan to present a much different story. The defense attorney for Ty Garbin -- one of 13 people charged after FBI agents uncovered the scheme -- has started to put his plan in motion. One of the defense attorney called the men “crackpots," saying their deliberations were all talk. FBI agents said three men from Metro Detroit were key players who were close to putting the plan into action.
Long considered a ‘noble profession,' police struggle with image problem amid protests, calls for reform
It’s a noble profession.”When people think of “noble professions,” police officer traditionally made the short list alongside the likes of doctors, teachers and nurses. Tony Roeske with his father, a Madison Heights police officer, as a child. He’s afraid his sons will be shown another police shooting portraying officers in a negative light or images of protesters demeaning law enforcement. “It’s like you’re hearing the opening statements in a really long trial and coming up with a verdict," Roeske said. Robinson said police often compound the problem, and their own image, by failing to publicly address mistakes and learn from them.mlive.com
4 doctors, 2 nurse practitioners, 3 pharmacists among 19 indicted in Metro Detroit drug scheme
DETROIT – Four doctors, two nurse practitioners and three pharmacists are among the 19 people who have been indicted in connection with an elaborate drug scheme that went on for years, officials said. The opioid epidemic is still very much a problem in Metro Detroit, with people addicted to and dying from pain pills, heroin and fentanyl. Oxycodone, Percocet and hydrocodone are powerful pain pills that were pedaled on the streets for cash. “These people are greedy and they don’t care about the average citizen,” said Steve Dolunt, the former assistant Detroit police chief. “Average people, some people, have pain,” Dolunt said.
Federal authorities bust crew accused in string of Metro Detroit pharmacy break-ins
DETROIT Criminals were breaking into Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registered pharmacies to steal narcotics and sell them on the street. Local 4 Defenders obtained surveillance video from the Crownz Pharmacy in Warren from the early morning hours in June. The Warren pharmacy break in was a part of a string of burglaries committed by a group of individuals working together. The Pharmor Pharmacy on Woodward in Detroit was also targeted, according to the complaint. Hamilton is scheduled to go to trial on Sept. 8 in federal court in Detroit.
Detroit dad runs drug trafficking operation with loaded guns, drugs hidden near children, police say
DETROIT - A Detroit father was running a drug trafficking operation out of his home, leaving a stash of loaded guns and drugs within reach of his young children, police said. Robson Street is in a family friendly neighborhood in Detroit where children play in front yards and ride bicycles on sidewalks. (WDIV)One of the hidden weapons inside the home, according to police. (WDIV)His children were living inside the home, police said. A home on Robon Street in Detroit where a father was allegedly dealing drugs.
How to stay safe during active shooting: Tips from law enforcement experts
DETROIT - Run, hide or fight -- those are the three strategies police said can mean the difference between life and death if you ever end up in an active shooter situation. "You do in any active shooter, you try to run," Dolunt said. The Department of Homeland Security is one of many U.S. agencies that recomend run, hide and fight. The department even has an active shooter pocket card available to download and print out with information. For more safety tips on how to handle an active shooter, visit the following webpages:Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.