Detroit officer fired after hearing on alleged drug dealing
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say an officer has been fired after an internal investigation into alleged drug dealing.
Police Chief James Craig says the probationary officer was arrested Sunday and taken from jail to a hearing at police headquarters Tuesday, where she was fired. Craig says the 29-year-old was arrested along with a person who was a felon in possession of a stolen firearm. He says a search turned up “rock cocaine and a small amount of heroin.”
Craig didn’t release the former officer’s name because she hasn’t been charged. Prosecutors are expected to review the case.
Craig tells The Detroit News that the woman was dressed in jail garb when she was brought for the hearing. He says: “That sends a message that this kind of behavior won’t be tolerated.”