Detroit: Six Police Officers Suspended for Stealing Evidence During Medical Cannabis Raid
Six members of a Detroit police narcotics unit that raided a suspected drug house that the owner claims is a medical cannabis dispensary have been suspended after a surveillance video caught them taking a box from the house that they never logged as evidence.
The investigation is part of an Internal Affairs probe into Detroit’s Narcotics Section, which was retooled last month after allegations of major misconduct. In total, one sergeant and five officers have been suspended (with pay, unfortunately) while Internal Affairs investigates what was in the box, according to Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
The owner of the house that was raided claims that it was a medical cannabis dispensary; “That’s what he claimed, although we haven’t determined that for sure,” says Craig.
We’ll keep you updated as this story progresses.