Detroit Police Officers Accused of Robbery

    July 31, 2013
    Sarah Parrott
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Detroit does not have what one would call a sparkling reputation when it comes to crime and its police force. Problems and stories arise almost daily, but a recent scandal that broke this week is of particular interest; two men, who were originally thought to be impersonating police men, assaulted and robbed multiple individuals. The epic twist came at the revelation that the men were not merely pretending to be police officers; when video evidence was submitted to the police department, officers recognized the suspects as their peers.

The two men were brought in to custody on Saturday. One is a sergeant and 20-year veteran of the police force, and the other is of the same rank in Saint Clair shores.

The men allegedly approached their victims with their badges around their necks and their department-issued firearms drawn. In a robbery performed by the off-duty officers on July 21 at a Citgo gas station, they approached two young men and detained them, confiscating their wallets and phones. The victims have come forth as saying their money was taken, and one has said that he was assaulted. A statement from the police department warning against individuals posing as police officers was issued prior to finding the suspects.

Charges have yet to be authorized, though both men are currently in custody. There is an ongoing investigation going on, but there is yet to be any speculation as to the officer’s motives for these horrendous acts. It might be a good idea to prepare for a nasty court battle, however; Todd Flood, the attorney of the St. Clair Shores sergeant, was quoted as saying, “I think there is going to be a totally different story to this case. These are two highly decorated police officers. They’re not rogue cops. They’re not cops out on the street trying to take down innocent people.”

  • Hmm….

    Cops commit all kinds of crimes…. just as any drug dealer where he gets some of his drugs from. In Georgia, for instance, a Gwinnett county jail had literally dozens of cameras on the premises. The only place they didn’t have a camera was the evidence room. Why? Because all the cops were stealing from the evidence room. This was after the local cops in the same area were reprimanded for pulling over good looking women just for the heck of it.

    Go to any prison and half the “inmate violence” is actually cops assaulting inmates for the hell of it. Cops kill prisoners all the time and then blame it on inmate violence. Also, how in the world do you think inmates get their cellphones, weapons, and drugs?? The cops are bringing them in. Doubt what I say? Go to your local prisons and start asking questions. Ask how many officers were fired, let go, got transferred, or resigned.

    Growing up I loved cops. Thought they were great. I knew there were some bad ones but it was like a 90-10 (good-bad) split. Now, it is exactly the opposite. People are living in a delusion if they still think cops are the good guys.

    • Dee

      I totally agree. Then they have the nerve to say “they are not rogue cops”. Hello? What the hell do you think rogue cops are? Obviously cops forget that they are also out there to “protect and serve”. I HATE cops because they do think they are above the law. And I love to see it when the script gets flipped and they find themselves behind bars and having to deal with the stuff they once put out.