Detroit Police Dept. launches investigation into president of Detroit firefighters union after Facebook post

  • Source: WXYZ-TV ABC Detroit
  • Published: 12/07/2018 12:00 AM

A brewing feud between Detroit's police chief and the president of the city's firefighters union has now erupted into a criminal investigation. DPD Chief James Craig says his department is looking into whether a Facebook post by Union President Mike Nevin criticizing police response times has violated law. Nevin allegedly used his Facebook page to voice his frustration after he says firefighters were left unprotected at a homicide scene the morning after Thanksgiving. The post, which supposedly showed parts of the police report with the unredacted name, address and phone number of a witness, is the focus of the investigation. In the edited dispatch audio posted by Motor City 911, firefighters are heard responding to a murder scene at Epworth and Warren on the city's west side in the early morning hours of Nov. 23 – Black Friday.


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