Report: Detroit Police Department 'ring of snitches' may have generated false murder convictions

Report: Detroit Police Department 'ring of snitches' may have generated false murder convictions
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There's a stirring narrative over on Truthout today from Aaron Cantú, a Brooklyn-based investigative reporter, who zeroes-in on the Detroit Police Department. In a heavily-detailed report on what Cantú refers to as the "ring of snitches," he writes that documents reviewed for the report

... suggest that the informant was part of a ring of jailhouse informants - or "snitches" - that allegedly received lenient sentences as well as food, drugs, sex and special privileges from detectives in the Detroit Police Department's homicide division in return for making statements against dozens of prisoners eventually convicted of murder.

We won't give more than that away; it's a long, fascinating read well worth your time. Check it out here

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Ryan Felton

Ryan Felton was born in 1990 and spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Livonia. In 2009, after a short stint at Eastern Michigan University, he moved to Detroit where he has remained ever since. After graduating from Wayne State University’s journalism program, he went on to work as a staff writer...
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