Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged former Detroit Police officers Steven Fultz, 34 and John McKee, 43 with two counts each of Misconduct in Office and Filing a False Police Report. On January 5, 2015 at 8:00 p.m., it is alleged that they each filed false reports that they observed a 27-year-old male driver toss a suspected bag of drugs from his car in the 19500 block of Alcoy. Based upon on this information, a Possession of Heroin charge was filed against the driver. While the evidence in the case was being reviewed in preparation for a trial in the case, audio evidence from the police car used by Fultz and McKee revealed that they allegedly filed false police reports. As a result, the trial prosecutor dismissed the case against the driver. More specific facts of the case will be presented at the preliminary examination. Both officers have resigned their positions with the Detroit Police Department.
Fultz and McKee were arraigned today in 36th District Court. The probable cause conference is scheduled for April 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. and the preliminary examination is scheduled for May 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Prosecutor Worthy said, "Allegations of lying about evidence flies in the face of everything law enforcement tries to do. If we can prove it, we will charge it, and prosecute it aggressively."
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