Yesterday, Dominic Slogged about a police raid in Detroit. The police allegedly accidentally shot a 7-year-old girl in the neck, and she died shortly after.
Things are getting more complex now: Turns out, according to the Detroit Free Press, an A&E film crew was taping the raid for an upcoming reality TV show:
"I am absolutely convinced that, when police officers go on search warrant raids with a film crew tagging along, officers think more about making good television rather than executing a search warrant with concern about the safety of officers and citizens," said Farmington Hills attorney Thomas Loeb, who specializes in police misconduct lawsuits, many of them involving the Detroit Police Department.
Loeb said he's planning to file a federal lawsuit soon against Detroit police for using a stun grenade in a daylight raid on the home of a 44-year-old Oak Park woman while searching for her brother in a homicide case. An A&E video crew accompanied Detroit police on that search, too.
And a lawyer who says he had access to tape from the raid suggested that the shot that killed the little girl came from outside the house, not inside during contact with the girl's grandmother, as police indicated. Things are about to get really messy in Detroit.
(Thanks to Slog tipper Maggie.)