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Detroit Police officer is facing charges after fleeing and resisting arrest

Detroit, Michigan.
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Detroit, Michigan.

A Detroit Police officer is facing punishment for fleeing and resisting members of his own department.

As first reported by Deadline Detroit the two-year DPD veteran was allegedly a passenger in a stolen car early Sunday morning. The car crashed at a high rate of speed as police tried to make a traffic stop. The officer was not on-duty at the time he was taken into custody.

“Our Internal Affairs Division took over the case. They're conducting investigation consulting with the prosecutors. In we will be presenting information to the prosecutor's office to seek formal criminal charges.” said Assistant Chief David LeValley.

Levalley goes on to explain the situation, “The officers observed the vehicle crash and two individuals exit the vehicle and flee on foot. So as the officers approached, they were able to track one of the individuals into a backyard. At that point, they identified that individual as an off-duty Detroit police officer.”

The officer won’t be named until charges have been filed. He will be suspended without pay while the legal process plays out.