Category Archives: Police Investigations

What is “Resisting Arrest” here in Michigan?

Being arrested has got to be one of the scariest experiences a person can go through. Especially if it’s your first time, or you know you haven’t done anything wrong. But refusing to comply with a cop’s orders is always a really bad idea, and the last thing you want is to be dealing with […]

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Be Smart! Cops on TV Are Not Cops in Real Life!

  There are loads of movies and television shows out there featuring incompetent police officers who bungle all of their investigations and somehow still manage to have jobs while the credits roll. Cops who chase suspects for three blocks before giving up, or ignore criminal activity in favor of another donut. It makes for funny […]

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A New Bill Would Require Michigan to Track Officer Involved Shootings

  House Representative Stephanie Chang has introduced a new bill into the Michigan Legislature that would require the state to do a better job of tracking officer involved shootings. The Use of Force by Law Enforcement Reporting Act is a bill that Rep. Chang has been pushing for for several years. However now, in the […]

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Lying To The Police – Why It’s a Very Bad Idea in Michigan!

  It’s probably safe to assume that most people know it’s a bad idea to lie to the cops. However, not everyone knows exactly why. And as it turns out, here in Michigan the “why” is actually very important.   Current Michigan law defines lying to the police about an alleged crime as “making a […]

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Prosecutor Says Inmate Death Not Police Fault

No Charges in LPD Inmate Death There has been much speculation about the man who died while in police custody some months ago here in Ingham County. But after an extensive investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police, the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office has announced that they will not be pressing charges. Here is what […]

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False Confessions: Study Shows People Can Be Tricked

How many people have falsely confessed to crimes due to police pressure during interviews only to be cleared by DNA evidence years later? This troubling question may lead people to wonder how false confessions can happen in the first place.

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A Sad Tale of Missing and Abandoned Babies

One Missing Infant, One Dead Baby Boy When Melissa Mitin, the young Okemos woman accused of murdering her newborn infant last year, testified in court recently to the fact that she had given birth again just weeks ago but didn’t know where her baby was, the state held their breath. Somewhere out there was a […]

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In Love and On The Run: Michigan’s Most Wanted

In the words of Deputy U.S. Marshal Justin Efthemiou, “History has plenty of Bonnie & Clydes.” And he’s right. But, as he is quick to point out, “…most of them don’t end so gloriously.” What he is referring to, of course, is Michigan’s most recent addition to the list – a couple in love and […]

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Renisha McBride Murder Trial Update

Recap of Trial: Day Three The trial continued last Friday for Theodore Wafer, 55, who is facing 2nd degree murder charges as a result of the fatal shooting of Renisha McBride on his front porch in Dearborn Heights last year in early November. On the third day in court, his attorney Cheryl Carpenter raised multiple […]

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Fowlerville Teacher Poisoning

No Charges Filed Against Student The 17-year-old Fowlerville student accused of poisoning his math teacher’s coffee with visine, will not be facing criminal charges. The decision was made following an investigation conducted by the Fowlerville police department and the Livingston County prosecutor’s office. Mary Aldecoa, the victim of the teacher poisoning, believes that she was […]

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