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Highland Park cops face misconduct investigation

Posted: 6:47 PM, Jun 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-01 23:44:11Z

Two Highland Park police officers are under investigation for possible misconduct and abuse of authority.

The police chief confirms that a fulltime police lieutenant and a part-time reserve police officer are both under investigation.

They are not on leave.

The incident happened last Friday night in Dearborn at a very popular bar.

The Post in west Dearborn is a sports and dance bar. It can get packed on the weekends.

Last Friday at around midnight, Highland Park reserve officer Curtis Wilson was involved in a dispute there. Dearborn police were called.

According to sources, Wilson allegedly flashed a badge to try to get out of the jam. He also had a gun, which is not allowed for reserve police officers inside a bar.

Dearborn police also found a Highland Park city police SUV parked on the curb nearby, allegedly driven over by Wilson.

Highland Park police were called.

Lt. Jamille Edwards and a command officer drove over.

Sources also say the lieutenant also had a heated exchange with Dearborn police. She left with officer Wilson.

Sources say the SUV he drove was assigned to her.

The incident may have been recorded on Dearborn police dash cam and even body cam videos.

Dearborn has 10 new body cameras now in service in a new program underway for 2 months.

We came looking for lt. Edwards in Highland Park.  We were told to talk to the chief.

He is Chester Logan, the former Detroit police chief.

Chief Logan confirms to 7 Action News the facts in the case are “not in dispute” and are all part of an internal Highland Park investigation that may take 10 days to 2 weeks to complete.

The Post bar in Dearborn also has extensive surveillance video that will be reviewed as part of the investigation.

We are expecting to have more on this case, later this week.