Prosecutor: 'No crime has been committed' in case of Detroit Fire Department captain

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 11:52:02-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Wayne County prosecutors have denied charges against Detroit Fire Association (DFA) President Micheal Nevin Tuesday.

On Dec. 18, 2018, Detroit Police Department presented Prosecutor Kym Worthy with a warrant request pertaining to Detroit Fire Department Captain Michael Nevin, who is also the DFA president.

According to DPD, Capt. Nevin "violated the law when he allegedly posted 21 Fire Department Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) reports, to both the Detroit Fire Union Facebook account, and his personal Facebook account that contained identifying information for two potential witnesses to a fatal shooting that occurred on November 23, 2018."

It is alleged that Nevin posted the reports to show DPD's slow response time to 911 calls.

The information disclosed is not covered by the Law Enforcement Network statutes and is not confidential pursuant to any other Michigan statutes. Further DFD has not officially adopted any internal policy or requirement regarding the confidentiality of CAD reports.

After reviewing the case, prosecutors determined no crime was committed and the warrant request against Nevin was denied.