Category Archives: police misconduct

Stun Guns For Detroit’s Police Officers?

  The Detroit Board of Police Commissioners has been haggling over this issue for years. Should Detroit police officers be allowed to use stun guns, also sometimes called tasers, or not? Well, it seems the debate has reached a conclusion. Last week the Commission voted unanimously to allow Detroit Police officers to carry “electronic control […]

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Senate Votes to Keep Michigan Police From Hiding Misconduct

  Police misconduct is an issue that gets a great deal of media coverage IF and when it becomes public. However, that right there is part of the issue: “IF and when it becomes public.” Ask just about anyone, and they will tell you that police misconduct should ALWAYS be public information. Though with regard […]

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What You Need To Know About The Police in Michigan 2

  Thanks for joining us again for this discussion on facts about Michigan police that everyone should know. In the previous article we talked about the fact that officers are very well trained, but that they make mistakes, and sometimes lie to defendants. Moving on, we are going to pick up where we left off […]

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What You Need To Know About The Police in Michigan 1

  There are over 570 law enforcement agencies in the state of Michigan, including the Michigan State Police, and numerous city, county and township agencies. For many people, their only interaction with the police will be in common, day-to-day activities where officers are working to keep the peace and maintain public safety. A speeding ticket, […]

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New Study Shows 40% of Cops Offend While on Duty

The results of an amazing new study conducted by Bowling Green State University were recently released. What they reveal is quite surprising. According to the study, a full 40 percent of the police officers who break the law, do so while on duty.   The study, which is the first of it’s kind to study […]

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Supreme Court Says Michigan Law Protects Lying Cops

There has been a great deal of animosity among the general public towards police officers of late. Some of it may be justified, and some of it is not. But when it comes to the most recent Michigan Supreme Court decision about the three lying police officers from Detroit, it is hard to believe that […]

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Detroit Police Officers Indicted

Corrupt cops. Just the words incite disgust and anger in civilians and officers alike. But what is almost worse, is the phenomenal amount of damage it does to the tenuous relationship that exists between police officers and the communities they serve. Which is certainly the case for the Detroit Police Department, who are reeling from […]

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Body Cameras for Michigan Police Officers?

Body cameras worn by police officers is an issue with lots of debate between those who argue that transparency and accountability are great tools for ensuring better officer conduct, and those who claim that the financial investment is too great a strain for most departments to make it a worthwhile expenditure.

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Police Brutality: ACLU Releases Video

Last month, the ACLU released a video featuring the police execution of Milton Hall, which occurred in 2012. Hall was a black, homeless, mentally ill man from Saginaw, Michigan. He was shot at 46 times and hit 14 times by eight white police officers for holding a pen knife in a parking lot. Police previously […]

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