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What Do I Do If I Get Pulled Over By The Police in Michigan?

  We live in a time where the relationship between police officers and civilians is, in many cases, strained. It’s a difficult time, both for people who have to interact with officers, and for the officers themselves. And as you can imagine, the result is fear. Many people are afraid of the police, and afraid […]

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Is Michigan Going to Legalize a Mercenary Police Force?

  Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof is the mind behind a new and very controversial two-bill package that has been introduced. If SB 0594 makes it all the way through the legislature and past the governor’s desk, Michigan would be allowed to authorize private, and potentially for-profit, police agencies which would have full arrest powers. […]

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Michigan Man Assaulted By Police Officer During Arrest is Acquitted

  Have you ever had one of those days where you get up in the morning expecting the day to go one way, and at some point an isolated incident sends it careening off in a totally unexpected direction? 20-year-old Diante Churchwell did. On July 10, 2017, the young Michigan man got out of bed […]

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Michigan Police Officers: What You Need To Know (Part 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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Michigan Police Officers: What You Need To Know (Part 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 most people, their only interaction with the police will be in common, day-to-day activities where police officers are working hard to keep the peace and maintain public safety. A […]

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Detroit Man Cleared of Murder After 25 Years in Prison

  Desmond Ricks has spent the last 25 years in a Michigan prison. Why? Well, if you ask him, he’ll tell you it’s because the police pinned a murder on him that he was never guilty of. Looking at the evidence after all these years since his trial, it’s hard to argue with his conclusion. […]

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New Bill Tells What Should Happen To Police Body Cam Videos in Michigan

  When an old woman falls in the bathtub and can’t get up, she may be able to call 911 for help and have officers and paramedics rush to help her. But what happens to the police body cam video of that incident? Should it be shielded from public view because it contains personal, sensitive […]

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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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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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