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Birmingham Chief Says Officers Made Proper Decision Not To Arrest Tigers' Cabrera

October 07, 2009  | 

Birmingham police officers who released drunken Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, following a domestic violence call, followed department policy by not arresting the ballplayer, according to Chief Richard Patterson, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Officers were called to the slugger's home, after Rosangel Cabrera called 9-1-1. Either Cabrera could have been arrested, because they both had injuries and neither cooperated with officers, the chief said. Instead officers elected to release Cabrera, when he agreed to leave the home.

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