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untanglingwebs
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Ignacio
2 hours ago

I just read the Sun Times. It seems that if Reznick was fired (at will employee) during his first 6 months, according to the agreement, he got to take all the "contributions" (>$100,000) with him. Good grief what kind of hokie nitwits are running Waterloo Township? This money was to be used for the general fund for improvements. Reznick said the contributions were from folks doing their civic duty. So Reznick would be the civic responsibility beneficiary. Nothing crooked there. No wonder the Township supervisor was adamant about not getting rid of Reznick. Hopefully the voters will turn down the 1.5 mil tax for the police department in November and send this guy packing. The sheriff can easily patrol little Waterloo long with the DNR who has jurisdiction over the whole Waterloo recreation area.


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http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/10/bill_to_grant_state_oversight.html
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Oakley reservists revealed in political donations

Posted: Oct 10, 2014 5:10 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 10, 2014 6:31 PM EDT
By Terry Camp


OAKLEY (WJRT) - (10/10/14) - Who are the reserve police in the Village of Oakley? We found out who some of those reservists are listed on contributions they made at a political fundraiser.

This is the latest development surrounding the Saginaw County village that's without a police department.

That fundraiser was held for Saginaw County Sheriff Bill Federspiel in January 2012 in Oakland County.

The contributors include 29 people from the Detroit area, doctors, attorneys and business people. Some of them are also Oakley reserve police officers.

"I have a lot of people attend my fundraisers, I know Chief Reznick has attended my fundraisers," Federspiel said.

Federspiel says Oakley Police Chief Rob Reznick was at a fundraiser for the sheriff at an Oakland County restaurant in 2012. Federspiel says he didn't realize some of the people listed as contributors to the sheriff's committee were Oakley police reservists.

Reznick says he helped set up the fundraiser. The donor list includes the names of some reservists, including Detroit area businessman Carl Bumgardner, who contributed $500 to Federspiel's committee.

Bumgarnder explained why he is a reservist in Oakley.

"I wanted to have the opportunity to give back to the community," he said.

He says he has been a reserve police officer in Oakley for at least four years. An estimated 100 others are also on the reserve force.

Bumgarnder says he has contributed between$3,000 and $4,000 to the village, but says criticism that these reservists are just paying to be police officers is not true.

"Everything that was done from what I can see from other reservists as well as myself, it's just to give back to that community so they have a little more support in the community," he said.

Another contributor to Federspiel's committee was prominent Detroit area attorney Herschel Fink.

When we asked Fink if he was a reserve police officer in Oakley, he said, "I am familiar with the organization, familiar with the people there," but would not comment further.

On Thursday, a Saginaw County judge ordered the Oakley Police Department to cease operations immediately because of questions surrounding the village's liability insurance. Several other suits are also pending over the situation.

"If the courts find out they don't think it's a needed thing in Oakley, I would have absolutely no problem turning in my badge. There is no preferential treatment we get," Bumgardner said.

Federspiel says he is not involved with the Oakley reservists program in any way, but now that Oakley does not have a police department, his department will be watching over the village.

"I'm not too concerned. We don't have a lot of problems in Oakley," he said.

There is a pending lawsuit over a Freedom of Information Act request seeking the names of Oakley Police Department reserve officers. The FOIA case will be heard by the Michigan Court of Appeals in Lansing on Oct. 15.



Lisa
1 hour ago

Why is the Saginaw county sheriff going to Oakland county and taking donations from people there? How much did he raise at this fundraiser? Why are these donors also Oakley reservists? It looks to me like Federspiel is selling the office of sheriff. Why is this guy still sheriff?
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I think like Lisa. Why is Reznick helping to hold a fundraiser in Oakland County for the Saginaw Sheriff? Especially since Oakley is in Saginaw County.
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There is a pending lawsuit over a Freedom of Information Act request seeking the names of Oakley Police Department reserve officers. The FOIA case will be heard by the Michigan Court of Appeals in Lansing on Oct. 15.
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Saginaw County Circuit Judge Robert L. Kaczmarek is the judge who declined to honor the FOIA for the names of the reserve officer's in Oakley. It is incomprehensible to me that a small community of 290 residents has over a 100 reserve officers and they can't know who they are. That is a WTF occurrence. This begs the question of how influential some of these "reserve officers" are. Now Kaczmzrek is hearing all Oakley cases. He disbanded the Oakley Police until after the November elections, but is that enough?

With the Saginaw County Sheriff Federspiel and prominent Michigan businessmen being drawn into the controversy the intrigue will only grow. Terry Camp of channel 12 is a gret investigative reporter. I hope WJRT doesn't restrain him from the stories that need to be out there.

Reznick is spinning a web of power and influence throughout the state with his campaign fundraising for law enforcement officials and his financing of small community governments through this web of contacts. What role does his business Due Process play in this scenario? Are the contributors to Oakley and Waterloo some of the companies he benefits when he serves these Writs of Execution?
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Michigan Legislature - House Bill 4781 (2001)


www.legislature.mi.gov/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2001...

The Michigan Legislature Website is a free service of the Legislative Internet Technology Team in cooperation with the Michigan Legislative Council, the Michigan ...
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2001 House Bill 4781 - Michigan Votes


www.michiganvotes.org/2001-HB-4781

2001 House Bill 4781. Introduced by Rep. Alan Sanborn (R) on May 17, 2001, to increase the penalties for impersonating a police officer, peace officer or medical ...
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El Supremo

HOUSE BILL No. 4781
May 17, 2001, Introduced by Reps. Sanborn, Richner and Bisbee and referred to the Committee on Criminal
Justice.
A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled
"The Michigan penal code,"
by amending section 215 (MCL 750.215), as amended by 1991 PA
145.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
1 Sec. 215. (1) Any person who falsely assumes or pretends
2 to be a sheriff, deputy sheriff, conservation officer, coroner,
3 constable, police officer, or member of the Michigan state
4 police, and shall take upon himself or herself to act as such, or
5 to require any person to aid and assist him or her in any matter
6 pertaining to the duty of a sheriff, deputy sheriff, conservation
7 officer, coroner, constable, police officer, or member of the
8 Michigan state police, or shall falsely take upon himself or
9 herself to act or officiate in any office or place of authority,
10 shall be AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS NOT A PEACE OFFICER OR A MEDICAL
03902'01 TLG
HOUSE BILL No. 4781
HOUSE BILL No. 4781
2
1 EXAMINER SHALL NOT PERFORM THE DUTIES OF A PEACE OFFICER OR A
2 MEDICAL EXAMINER WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION OR REPRESENT TO ANOTHER
3 PERSON THAT HE OR SHE IS A PEACE OFFICER OR A MEDICAL EXAMINER
4 FOR ANY UNLAWFUL PURPOSE.
5 (2) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (3), AN INDIVIDUAL WHO
6 VIOLATES SUBSECTION (1) IS guilty of a misdemeanor , punishable
7 by imprisonment for not more than 1 year , or by A fine of
8 not more than $500.00, OR BOTH.
9 (3) AN INDIVIDUAL WHO, IN VIOLATION OF SUBSECTION (1), PER-
10 FORMS THE DUTIES OF A PEACE OFFICER TO COMMIT OR ATTEMPT TO
11 COMMIT A FELONY OR REPRESENTS TO ANOTHER PERSON THAT HE OR SHE IS
12 A PEACE OFFICER TO COMMIT OR ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A FELONY IS GUILTY
13 OF A FELONY PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT FOR NOT MORE THAN 4 YEARS
14 OR A FINE OF NOT MORE THAN $2,000.00, OR BOTH.
15 (4) A SENTENCE IMPOSED UNDER SUBSECTION (3) SHALL BE SERVED
16 CONSECUTIVELY TO ANY TERM OF IMPRISONMENT IMPOSED FOR THE FELONY
17 COMMITTED OR ATTEMPTED AND SHALL NOT BE SUSPENDED.
18 (5) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "PEACE OFFICER" MEANS ANY OF
19 THE FOLLOWING:
20 (A) A POLICE OFFICER OF THIS STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVI-
21 SION OF THIS STATE.
22 (B) A POLICE OFFICER OF A JUNIOR COLLEGE, COLLEGE, OR UNI-
23 VERSITY WHO IS AUTHORIZED BY THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THAT JUNIOR
24 COLLEGE, COLLEGE, OR UNIVERSITY TO ENFORCE STATE LAW AND THE
25 RULES AND ORDINANCES OF THAT JUNIOR COLLEGE, COLLEGE, OR
26 UNIVERSITY.
03902'01
3
1 (C) A CONSERVATION OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
2 RESOURCES OR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
3 (D) A CONSERVATION OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
4 OF THE INTERIOR.
03902'
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untanglingwebs
El Supremo

This bill was amended and never approved by the Senate. Would this bill have applied to people with special deputy status in counties other than the county they are serving process in? What about individuals claiming to be deputies working at the behest of Reznick?

I looked at least one case in which individuals claiming to be deputies claimed to be there on behalf of Reznick. Since no one ever gets to clearly check out the badges flashed at them, who knows who and if they are legitimately serving the writ. Are they authorized court officers or simply officers by proxy?

Personally, I think changes such as those proposed in bill 4781 need to be implemented to ensure the integrity of the legal system.
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http://www.abc12.com/story/26807789/detroit-lawyer-warns-oakley-dont-release-reservists-names


Detroit lawyer warns Oakley "Don't release reservists names"

Posted: Oct 16, 2014 5:40 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 16, 2014 5:51 PM EDT
by Terry Camp

OAKLEY (WJRT) - (10/16/14) - ISIS - that is one reason being given why the village of Oakley should not release the names of its police reservists.

That argument comes from a Detroit area attorney.

Tuesday night, the village of Oakley trustees voted to honor a Freedom of Information Act request and release the names of the reservists.

Now, a special Oakley Village meeting has been called for Monday because of an email for a well-known Detroit attorney, who just might be an Oakley reservist. One of his arguments for keeping the names secret is the threat of foreign terrorists.

Even though that special meeting has been called for Monday, the meeting might not happen.

"The question is what are these people doing in Oakley when they live hundreds of miles away," said Phillip Ellison, attorney.

It was on Friday when ABC12 News uncovered the names of several Oakley police reservists who attended a fundraiser for Saginaw County Sheriff Bill Federspiel in Oakland County in January 2012.

One of those donors is Herschel Fink, legal counsel for the Detroit Free Press. Fink donated $250 to Federspiel's campaign, but Fink would not confirm or deny he was an Oakley police reservist.

Fink has now jumped into the fray by sending the village of Oakley an email, which says the names of the reservists are "private, confidential law enforcement information that is exempt from disclosure."

Ellison has been working on getting the names released and calls the email a scare tactic.

"The law isn't what this email says it is, the conclusions are not supported by law and the facts that are said in this email don't match the facts of what is going on in the real world," Ellison said.

Scare tactic or not, Oakley President Pro-Tem Sue Dingo has called for a special board meeting Monday to discuss the email. Fink's email gives several reasons why the reservists' names should not be released, including ISIS threats against law enforcement and government personnel.

"I think the biggest thing that Oakley residents have to fear is a rogue police department, not a rogue militants who reside on the other side of the world," Ellison said.

ABC12 News could not reach Fink or Dingo for comment for this story.

There is also a question of whether or not enough Oakley village board members will show up to have a legal meeting.
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untanglingwebs
El Supremo

Terry Camp WJRT reporter did a great job of uncovering a few of the secret reserve officers. He consistently demonstrates how effective he is as an investigative reporter.

But can you believe the ISIS excuse being used by Fink? Smells a lot like desperation.
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Detroit attorney warns Oakley against releasing reservist ...


Detroit attorney warns Oakley against releasing reservist names, cites ISIS threat
www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/10/email_sent_by_detroit...

Oct 16, 2014 · OAKLEY, MI — A letter from a Detroit attorney urges Oakley leaders to wait until a new board is elected before releasing information …
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Detroit attorney warns Oakley against releasing reservist names, cites ISIS threat
bdeverea@mlive.com By Brad Devereaux | bdeverea@mlive.com
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on October 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM, updated October 16, 2014 at 8:21 PM



OAKLEY, MI — A letter from a Detroit attorney urges Oakley leaders to wait until a new board is elected before releasing information about police reservists.

Among reasons the board should pause in honoring a Freedom of Information Act Request sought by MLive/The Saginaw News, the letter states, is a possible threat against police from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

Trustee Francis Koski said a printed copy of the letter was left in the door of his house Thursday, Oct. 16. Trustees Dennis Bitterman and Norm Wolfe said the same.


Oakley police hit the streets with new insurance Sept. 12, 2014

The Chevrolet Impala that Oakley Police Department Chief Rob Reznick was riding in with officer Don Simpson Friday, Sept. 12. The car was parked at the Crossroads Cafe while the two officers went inside to speak with business owner Rich Fish.

Brad Devereaux | MLive.com

A separate notice of a special meeting "for the purpose of authorizing a declaratory judgment on the FOIA appeal" with President Pro Tem Sue Dingo's name printed on the bottom was left with the letter, Koski said.

The letter is typed with the name Herschel P. Fink, a well-known Detroit attorney, at the bottom. The News could not immediately reach Fink for comment.

The letter, given to The Saginaw News by Koski, indicates that reservists expected confidentiality. The letter goes on to state:

"Further, given the extreme dysfunction of the Village Board, and the rampant conflicts of interest that exist, along with emotional outbursts at past Board meetings, there is a real fear that release of the information poses a safety threat to the reserve police officers and their families, and that the information will be used for improper purposes."
Regarding national security, the letter states, "Adding to the justifiable fear of malicious purpose, on October 13, 2014, the FBI and United States Department of Homeland Security issued the attached warning bulletin to all law enforcement personnel, stating in relevant part:


"Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and online supporters call for attacks against law enforcement and government personnel." To release identifying information about law enforcement personnel under such circumstances would not only result in damages against the Village, and everyone involved in such a release, it would likely be considered as having been done with malice, opening the door to punitive damages, as well. There is no governmental immunity for such acts, nor privilege for attorneys advising their clients to do so."



Koski said he is not planning to attend Monday's special meeting because of a medical appointment. Wolfe said he won't be there because he gets home late on Monday nights. Bitterman is not planning on going to the meeting, either.

With the absence of the trio, the board would not have quorum and could not take action.

The proposed meeting, Bitterman said, is "just another Reznick ploy of bullying tactics. As far as I'm concerned, the village voted on it, what's there to change it?"

The Saginaw News has not received the names of reservists, despite a board vote to hand them over. Village leaders say the only person who has them is Police Chief Robert Reznick.
The Oakley board voted Tuesday, Oct. 14, to release the names of former reserve officers and police officers in response to a Saginaw News appeal of its FOIA request denial. The original request went to the village Sept. 10, the day after leaders voted to shut down the police department. Clerk Cheryl Bolf denied the request in a letter dated Sept. 24.

The village did not vote Oct. 14 to release any addresses or phone numbers.


Calls to Trustee John Lorencz, Trustee Richard Shuster, Dingo and Bolf were not immediately returned.



Attorney Philip Ellison, who represents Dennis Bitterman and Francis Koski, said he also received the letter from Fink. Ellison also provided a copy to The Saginaw News.

Channel 12, WJRT published a news article Oct. 10 that states documents show Fink made a contribution to Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel at a 2012 fundraiser that Oakley's police chief helped organize.


— Brad Devereaux is a public safety reporter for MLive/The Saginaw News. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+



Anne

Actually the State Dept. is more concerned that secrecy in police departments will create safe havens for IS type operatives... Either the lawyer is intentionally misrepresenting the directives or there is MUCH more they are trying to keep quiet then we have yet imagined. I hope the Feds are watching this development closely.
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http://www.vocativ.com/usa/guns/oakley-michigan/
#paytoplay




Want to Play Cop? This Town Will Sell You a Badge and a Gun Permit

Doctors, lawyers—even a couple of NFL players—who don't live anywhere near Oakley, Michigan, are reserve police officers there



Author: M.L. Nestel

Posted: 10/23/14 17:38 EDT

The village of Oakley is a tiny speck on a map of Michigan: It has one streetlight, one grain elevator, one church and a couple of bars. If one of its 300 residents gets as much as a DUI, it’s big news around town.

So it makes sense that Oakley relied on a single policeman for decades to protect and serve. He was more than capable of making the town’s half-dozen or so arrests for petty crimes every year all by himself. But in 2008, a new chief arrived in town (the old one had to step down after he was caught stalking a teenage girl), and he began staffing up.

The new chief, Robert Reznick, promptly added 12 full-time police officers, but he didn’t stop there. He also started hiring volunteer cops in droves, many of them friends of his. And it wasn’t just guys from the neighborhood, either. Among Oakley’s volunteer cops are lawyers and doctors—even a couple of NFL players—who don’t even live in town.

Robert J. Reznick joined the Oakley Police Department as Chief of Police in 2008 with more than 36 years of law enforcement experience.

Here’s how the chief’s program works: The wanna-be officers pay about about $1,200 for a uniform, bullet-proof vest and gun, and some make additional donations to the police department. In return, they get a police badge and the right to carry their gun almost anywhere in the state, including places that people with normal gun permits can’t, like casinos, bars, stadiums and daycare centers.

There are many towns in the country where you can pay to play cop, but they’re particularly common in Michigan. In dozens of other cities and towns in the state, people who donate to a local political campaign get to appear in public wearing police uniforms and pack heat at Detroit Lions or Tigers games.

“There’s no way to put a number of these people, which is part of the larger problem,” says David LeMontaine, a deputy sheriff in Monroe County and president of the Police Officers Association of Michigan.

Reznick, who lives 25 minutes away and is also the police chief in nearby Waterloo Township, says his reservist program has raised lots of money for Oakley and made it possible to run the police department that he himself supersized. “I bring in thousands and thousands of dollars,” Reznick says. “Without the money from the police department, that town would not be running.”

One of Oakley’s reservists, sources tell Vocativ, is Michael S. Kent, a familiar face on infomercials for inventing the Lifestyle Lift, which promises cheaper and less invasive face-lifts. The company was at one point under investigation by the attorney general’s office in both New York and Florida for dozens of complaints by customers who say the surgery didn’t work. A lawyer for Kent, who has a vacation home in Michigan, declined to comment about the doctor’s Oakley ties.

Plastic surgeon celebrity Michael Kent is one of the reserve police officers in Oakley, Michigan.

Lifestyle Lift

Another guy who bought himself a badge and gun from Reznick is a white-shoe lawyer named Herschel Fink, who serves as the editorial counsel for The Detroit Free Press. Calls made to Fink’s office weren’t returned.


One of the two NFL players who have been able to pack heat with a concealed-pistol license is Jason Fox, an offensive guard who played for the Detroit Lions before being traded to the Miami Dolphins. It’s unclear if Fox forfeited his badge and gun privileges when he relocated to Miami.


DETROIT, MI - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Jason Fox of the Detroit Lions poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Jason Fox, when he played for the Detroit Lions, is sometimes a cop in Oakley, Michigan.

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Oakley’s police chief has gotten into some hot water recently over his pet program. The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and the state’s attorney general are both looking into how Oakley is collecting and spending money for its auxiliary cop program. And the police department was effectively shut down last month after it was unable to get insurance because of the ongoing investigations. Now all of Oakley’s 911 calls are being fielded by state troopers and sheriff’s deputies in nearby counties, and there are no police patrols in town.

Chief Reznick says he’s not afraid of the probes. “Where is the violation of the law?” he asks. “Why would we be concerned with another agency looking at us?”

The problems for Reznick started several years ago when he decided to crack down on some of the boisterousness in the town’s annual motorcycle rally. He put an end to people getting on their bikes if they’d had a few drinks and barred women from going topless at the event.

His push to clean up the rally triggered lawsuits and countersuits between Reznick and the husband-and-wife Dennis and Shannon Bitterman, owners of the Family Tavern, the bar where the rally was held. Things quickly got nasty: Among the claims in the bar owners’ suit was one accusing Reznick of propositioning one of the barmaids. Reznick says that never happened. To get back at the chief for taking some of the life out of their motorcycle rally, the bar owners demanded that he make public the names of all of the reservists. (The bar owners say Oakley has 100 of them; the police chief insists it’s closer to 50.) Reznick refused, arguing that they have a right to remain “anonymous donors.”

Michigan Pay to Play Police 006

Oakley Family Tavern's owners Dennis and Shannon Bitterman have sued the police chief, Robert Reznick, to get the names of all the police reservists in town.



It got even wackier from there. A local reporter in September filed a Freedom of Information Act request to force Reznick’s hand, and in a desperate attempt to head off the request last week, Reznick even invoked the Muslim extremist group ISIS. He argued that releasing the names of the reservists could put them at risk of attacks by the terrorist group. “Whether or not that’s far-fetched doesn’t matter,” Reznick says, talking with us over the phone this week. “Why would you want to put them in harm’s way?”

As the battle rages on, there are two separate bills in the Michigan legislature that would give the state greater control over auxiliary cop programs like the one in Oakley.

LeMontaine, the president of the Police Officers Association of Michigan, says it’s high time that the state did something to rein in the volunteer officers. “These people drop four or five grand and dress up to look like police. I have a problem with that.” More disturbing, LeMontaine says, is that the reservists are going on drug raids and driving cruisers outfitted with data terminals in them. “In some places these reservists are allowed access to the law enforcement information network, where they can run your license plate and find out where you live and look at your driving record,” LeMontaine says. “That’s happening.”

Reznick says he tried to find people locally who would serve as reservists, but he couldn’t—and that’s when he put out the call to friends and friends of friends in Detroit and other parts of the state. What’s more, he says, it’s not like these guys aren’t earning their privileges. To be an Oakley reservist, you have to pledge eight hours of service a month, log 40 hours of training and show up at some meetings.

“They’re doing a lot of work,” Reznick says.
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Oakley trustee files complaint regarding stolen police equipment

WNEM · 5 hours ago

Koski has also sought a criminal investigation and charges against all of the inactive Oakley police officers and reserve officers, Attorney Philip Ellison…
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Oakley trustee files complaint regarding stolen police equipment

Posted: Oct 23, 2014 11:03 AM EDT


Updated: Oct 23, 2014 11:24 AM EDT



By Brianna Owczarzak


OAKLEY, MI (WNEM) -
A Village of Oakley trustee has filed a complaint regarding unreturned police equipment.


Francis Koski has requested assistance from various local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for unreturned police equipment that belongs to the Village of Oakley.

Koski has also sought a criminal investigation and charges against all of the inactive Oakley police officers and reserve officers, Attorney Philip Ellison said.

Koski said the officers failed to return all weapons, police-grade bulletproof jackets, police badges and other equipment belonging to the Village of Oakley.

In October the Saginaw County Circuit Court deactivated the Oakley Police Department and ordered all police officers and reserve officers to return their police equipment by Oct. 22. So far none of the officers have returned their equipment, Ellison said.

Koski's complaint directs that the items are stolen since they were not returned by the deadline. Criminal charges may be filed.
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