Detroit police commissioners react to federal corruption investigation involving DPD officers

Posted at 5:41 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 17:41:37-04

Alleged police corruption was addressed Thursday by both Detroit's board of Police Commissioners and DPD.

It was the weekly meeting that the board of police commissioners usually holds. The alleged towing corruption that has six DPD officers in hot water was the first thing on the agenda.

Police sources say the officers are accused of taking bribes from towing companies not authorized by the city.

Due to the ongoing federal investigation, as well as the department's internal investigation, too much can't be revealed just yet - even to the commissioners. But the commissioners can expect a briefing soon.

We first reported on these allegations back in March after several Detroiters contacted us - their cars stolen from out of their driveways.

Following that would be several inconsistencies within officers taking the reports and the towing companies involved.

We've since learned our story is being looked at in both the FBI and DPD's investigations.

Again those officers are suspended - with pay - as both DPD and the FBI investigate.

We can expect to learn more in the coming weeks.