FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Court Removes Federal Oversight of Detroit PD

August 26, 2014  | 

Photo: Detroit PD
Photo: Detroit PD

The Detroit Police Department will no longer answer to a U.S. Department of Justice overseer. One has been in place since 2003 after an investigation revealed numerous complaints of improper use of force by officers and improper treatment of witnesses.

In 2000, then-Mayor Dennis Archer requested the probe after police were involved in 47 fatal shootings between 1995 and 2000, including six of unarmed suspects. Between 1994 and 2000, 19 witnesses died while being detained by the Detroit Police Department.

In contrast, the department reports 17 fatal shootings in the last five years, and only one death of a detainee, MLive reports.

U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade says the first of two major areas of concern, including conditions of confinement, which in the past were "deplorable," and unconstitutional arrests of witnesses, which is now handled by the state Department of Corrections, have been resolved.

The third category, use of force, although not completely eliminated, has been "dramatically resolved," said McQuade. 

Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

kevCopAz @ 8/26/2014 3:15 PM

F the Federal Court oversight BS and F the Federal anti cop attorneys office there. The Federal courts and the Feds ( USA off) are anti local PD,always have been and always will since both are such political knee jerk arm chair quarterback organizations that sit back in safety provided by COPS and pass judgement ov er cops doing a job that they are both afraid to do and incapable of doing. F them all.

TheRookie @ 8/26/2014 9:59 PM

Agree with kevCopAz. Detroit Chief James Craig is a real Cops Cop. He took heat when asking for legit citizens to arm themselves to help D.P.D. It worked though.
I'm stunned that U.S. AG Erik`von With-Holder @ Dept. of No-Justice released the overseer. He loves that word as it makes him feel like a master of all L.E.O's. And he wonders why agencies in the U.S. don't want him speaking at their events. OKC recently asked him not to speak and/or stop at their Academy Graduation Event(s). Plain & Simply put, AG Holder HATES L.E.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Baltimore Lt. Cleared of All Administrative Charges in Freddie Gray Case
Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice was acquitted on administrative charges that he neglected...
WV Officer, 2 Others Shot at Burglary Call; One Dead
Police say when Patrolman S. Johnson entered the home, he encountered gunfire from a man...
Video: San Francisco Officer Donates Kidney to Stranger, Saving 9 People
Cuthbertson, a mother of a 13-year-old girl, donated a kidney this week to a stranger, and...
Charlotte Officers Cleared in Fatal Shooting of 911 Caller
Courtney Suggs and David Guerra have been on paid administrative leave since Sept. 6, when...
Manhunt for Baltimore Cop Killer Continues, Reward Increased to $190K
Rewards totaling nearly $190,000 are being offered by authorities for information leading...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine