He calls her “The Queen.”
Now that former Detroit Police Chief James E. Craig announced he’ll challenge Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her chair, the culture of the police department he ran for eight years will get the critical eye it should have gotten years ago.
There’s the case of the police official accused of sexually assaulting multiple female officers. And the embarrassing video of two cops witnessing a shooting and speeding off instead of doing their job.
First, the 12-second snippet making its way around the desks of Detroit’s real cops. Let’s call it “To Protect and Swerve.”
It was approximately 3:35 in the morning late last month on the west side, in front of one of those “Green Light” establishments whose cameras are supposedly monitored back at police headquarters.
But there was no need for someone to monitor the cameras at headquarters since a patrol car with two cops was posted directly across the street. Their dashcam recorded the whole incident.
An insomniac in shorts ambles across the parking lot when a blue sedan screeches to a halt in front of him. An AR-15 appears from the rear passenger side. The insomniac notices the rifle and starts to run. The gunman fires multiple times.
The officers – said to be young and unmotivated – notice too. Do they respond? Do they ram the blue sedan? Do they even take a plate number? No. more