Detroit police officer shows up intoxicated to MSP breathalyzer training

Posted at 6:20 PM, Apr 05, 2019

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Detroit Police officer is at the center of an internal investigation after he showed up under the influence of alcohol to training in Lansing, Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters Friday.

Michigan State Police say it was discovered after the officer volunteered to be part of a demonstration on breathalyzer training.

The incident comes a week after another officer, who was still in her probationary period, was arrested for allegedly selling drugs.

The officer at the training facility in Lansing blew a .08, said Chief Craig.

The officer was not arrested because he was not armed at the time and did not drive to the training session, according to Michigan State Police. The matter was turned over to Detroit police.

When asked, a police spokesperson declined to tell 7 Action News how long the officer has been with the department.

Click on the video to hear from Chief Craig on the allegations and his concerns with any accountability that may rest with command officers.