(Detroit Free Press) Two former Detroit narcotics officers are accused of committing the kinds of crimes police are supposed to investigate: robbery, extortion, drug deals.
Among the allegations -- the veteran lieutenant and officer made traffic stops and fake arrests to steal drugs, money and property, according to an indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court.
Lt. David Hansberry and Officer Bryan Watson – whose nicknames are Hater and Bullet – were arraigned today on a litany of charges, including robbery conspiracy, extortion, aiding and abetting, and cocaine possession. If convicted of the most serious charge – conspiracy – the officers would each face up to 20 years in prison.
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