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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Detroit police investigate possible noose found hanging in precinct lobby

Posted By on Tue, Dec 17, 2019 at 10:33 AM

click to enlarge Suspected noose hanging from a ceiling in the lobby of the Detroit Police Department's 11th precinct. - DPD
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  • Suspected noose hanging from a ceiling in the lobby of the Detroit Police Department's 11th precinct.
Detroit police are investigating the discovery of a possible noose hanging from a ceiling in the lobby of the 11th precinct building on the city's east side.

A city worker found the loop while removing ceiling tiles as part of a renovation project. An officer posted a photo of the suspected noose on social media. A supervisor has since removed the dangling object.

Some officers believe one of the employees working on renovations tied the noose to a rafter after he was caught on surveillance keying a Black officer’s car, WXYZ reports.

Police declined to discuss the issue until the investigation is complete.

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