Saturday, July 21, 2007

An Isolated Incident?

Or is there a grain of truth to that old Urban Legend that...

"Cops have the best dope?"

$2.5 million bucks in a 15 pound bag, not hard to see how something like this might have a corrupting influence on our Brave Men In Blue.

I'll bet his motives were good in joining the Police Force, as it is with most cops, then temptation like this comes along....

Detroit Cop Accused Of Stealing Cocaine

Detroit Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings today announced that a narcotics officer has been suspended for allegedly stealing six kilograms, about 13.2 pounds, of uncut cocaine from the department's property room.

The chief said the officer had the authority to sign out cocaine from the room and is suspected of replacing it with another substance and keeping the drug. She said the uncut cocaine has a street value of about $2.4 million.

The officer, whom she wouldn't identify because he hasn't been charged with a crime, was suspended Wednesday night with pay pending a criminal and dept investigation. His pay status will be reviewed before the Board of Police Commissioners.

"I, along with the hardworking members of this police department, have absolutely no tolerance for anyone who chooses to tarnish the image of the Detroit Police Department and defy the oath taken by police officers," Bully-Cummings said.

Bully-Cummings said he is a veteran narcotics officer who had access to drug evidence in criminal cases.

She said the FBI is assisting in the criminal investigation and internal affairs is involved in the departmental investigation.

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