2 former Detroit police officers accused of falsifying report
DETROIT (WJBK) -
Two former Detroit police officers have gone from law enforcers to alleged law breakers. Steven Fultz, 34, and 43-year-old John McKee have both been charged with two counts each of misconduct in office and filing a false police report.
"Any time an officer is charged with criminal misconduct, it's troubling. Not only does it touch me personally but it touches the entire organization," says Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
The falsified report alleges that in January 2015, a 27-year-old man was driving down Alcoy Street when he tossed a bag of drugs out his window.
A possession of heroin charge against that man has since been dropped. It was dropped when audio evidence taken from a police cruiser used by Fultz and McKee surfaced and revealed their story told in a report wasn't true, according to the Wayne County prosecutor.
Fultz worked for five years with DPD.
"By all accounts, he's an outstanding officer, he's a family man," says David Lee, who is representing Fultz.
McKee was a vested officer with the department for 15 years.
"On December 30, 2006, he was gunned down chasing a carjacking suspect. He received two bullets, one in his neck. He almost died," Whitney Lemelin says, who is representing McKee.
Both officers resigned during the pending investigation last January. Fultz went to work for the Oakland County Sheriff's Office and McKee went to Troy police. Both have been put on administrative leave,
Bail was set at $7,500 each as they await their next court date.