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Officers suspended amid drug raid evidence probe
Detroit police: Officers suspended amid investigation into box taken during drug raid

Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 7, 2014 at 5:31 a.m.

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say six members of a police narcotics unit have been suspended after a surveillance video inside a house recorded them taking away a box they never logged as evidence.

The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1pdjpev ) the investigation is part of a larger internal affairs probe into the now-disbanded Narcotics Section, which was retooled last month.

Police Chief James Craig says one sergeant and five officers have been suspended as investigators try to determine what was inside the box taken from a February raid at a suspected drug house on the city’s west side. Craig says: “At this point it’s just an allegation.”

Craig says the owner of the house said the site was a medical marijuana dispensary. Detroit police have raided several dispensaries in recent years.

Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/