Several Detroit officers suspended after driving checks reveal warrants for arrest

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit police department says several officers are being suspended after a routine check of driving records revealed they have warrants for their arrests or other issues.

Police Sgt. Michael Woody tells The Detroit News that the warrants mostly are for parking violations in suburban communities or moving violations. Still, Woody says, the nature of the cases "doesn't negate the fact that officers have warrants out for their arrests."

Woody tells the Detroit Free Press that officers will be suspended. Woody didn't have an exact number of planned suspensions.

Department officials twice a year run officers' records to ensure there are no issues, and Woody says a recent check uncovered the arrest warrants. He says some of the officers involved have expired or suspended licenses, not warrants for their arrest.

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