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Federal Oversight of Detroit PD Ends

April 04, 2016  | 

After 13 years of being watched by the federal government, scrutinized over how it handles arrests and lockups, the Detroit Police Department is officially free from Big Brother oversight.

U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn ended that oversight Thursday in a two-page order that said the department "has met its obligations" under an agreement with the Department of Justice to maintain and improve reforms.

"Further, the parties have discussed the city's and (Detroit Police Department's) plans to ensure that the people of Detroit continue to receive constitutional and effective policing after federal oversight ends," Cohn wrote.

In 2003, the city entered into two consent decrees with the Justice Department after police were accused of unconstitutional conduct, including excessive use of force and illegal detentions, USA Today reports.

The consent decrees came after a Detroit Free Press investigation uncovered excessive use of deadly force, illegal dragnet arrests of possible witnesses to crimes, and improper treatment of prisoners.

Comments (18)

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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 3:43 PM

The DOJ never should have gotten involved. It wasn't any of their business. The DPD was never racist. Illegal detentions were fiction, the medias concoction. All the DOJ did in Detroit was harass the Officers over every little detail. If the DOJ did this to my county I'd quit rather than deal with them. They say you're racist if you do traffic stops on too many minorities. What do they want you to do??? Count how many people you stop. What race they are.

Percy @ 4/4/2016 6:50 PM

@ Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. says "If the DOJ did this to my county I'd quit rather than deal with them"

Don't you actually have to have a job in le 1st badge bunny?
Boy you sure seem to know an awful lot about all the police depts nationwide to continue making the tin foil hat statements you do. How EXACTLY do you know the DPD isn't racist and that illegal detentions were fiction?
Did an older boy tell you?

Do they administer a psych evaluations in your area for those wanting to be cops, I would give a weeks pay to be in the room.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 8:35 PM


Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 8:36 PM

And yes a psych evaluation is required. I meet all the qualifications.

Percy @ 4/4/2016 8:38 PM


Percy @ 4/4/2016 8:44 PM

Oh that's precious you meet the qualifications of an evaluation.
Did an older boy tell you that?
Someone needs to explain an evaluation to you.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 8:56 PM

Have you ever taken a psych evaluation? No, I doubt it. With all your dope, you'd fail.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 8:57 PM

And actually, a deputy did completely explain the psychiatric evaluation to me.

Percy @ 4/4/2016 9:27 PM

Yes dear.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 9:38 PM


Percy @ 4/4/2016 9:39 PM

Yes dear.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 9:58 PM

Back to the point, why should Tyrone's Muslim Friday issue be honored. He's still a murderer. He murdered a black Officer, the Officers race doesn't matter. tyrone murdered a Police Officer, he needs to be quickly executed. They call it Justice, percy. Research it.

Percy @ 4/4/2016 10:02 PM

Yes dear.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 10:20 PM

Percy, you're getting high on dope again.

Percy @ 4/4/2016 10:27 PM

Yes dear badge bunny.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 10:34 PM

You're getting amusing, you know that. Repetitive speech. Its percy's most prominent trait.

Percy @ 4/4/2016 10:45 PM

Yes dear.

RG @ 4/6/2016 5:09 AM

C'mon guy's, not the place for this.

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