Detroit Mayor Nominates Convicted Murderer for Police Commission

Raphael B. Johnson, now 35, served 12 years for second-degree murder and is now a motivational speaker. Johnson was convicted of shooting a man at a party in 1992 when he was 17.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has nominated a convicted murderer-turned activist to the city's civilian police commission that sets department policy and hands down disciplinary action to officers, the Detroit News reports.

Raphael B. Johnson, now 35, served 12 years for second-degree murder and is now a motivational speaker. Johnson was convicted of shooting a man at a party in 1992 when he was 17.

City Council President Pro Tem Gary Brown, a former Detroit officer, said he has received a flood of negative feedback about the nomination.

Read the full story on Detnews.com.

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