Cops quit after corruption probe in Detroit drug unit

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Posted at 11:09 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 23:09:09-04

DETROIT (AP) — An investigation of corruption in a Detroit police drug unit has led to resignations, a firing and other discipline.

Chief James Craig says investigators uncovered about 50 cases of officers lying in search warrant affidavits, cash stolen from drug raids and overtime fraud.

Craig says local and federal prosecutors are looking at the alleged acts as possible criminal cases.

At least seven officers have quit so far, one has been fired and two others have been suspended.

The investigation, called Operation Clean Sweep, was started in August 2019 when police raided their own drug unit.