In Washington D.C. and nationwide, many citizens blindly trust that local, state and federal police officers are following the law and following protocol to achieve justice. Unfortunately, police officers and other officials have been caught up in scandals and misconduct that can make anyone lose faith in the criminal justice system. From evidence tampering to drug trafficking and other illegal activities, police officers can be caught up in crimes, often without ever getting caught. In a recent case, "rogue cops" were arrested and charged with armed robbery. The case highlights the reality that having a badge doesn't necessarily make an officer the "good guy."
From investigations, through arrest and booking, and the criminal trial, navigating the justice system can be complex. Though we want to believe that police officers adhere to the Constitution, the law, and mandated protocols, this is not always the case. Our Washington D.C. criminal defense attorneys are experienced with all aspects of the criminal justice system. We know that every case demands a throughout investigation to protect your rights and to ensure a fair trial.
According to reports, two Detroit police officers robbed a group of men who allegedly stole a backpack and cell phone belonging to one of the officer's daughters. The teenage girl was riding her bike to a gas station when the officers claimed a man rushed her and took her bag. The officer's then traced the daughter's phone, where the officers arrived and confronted the alleged assailants gunpoint. After the officers retrieved the backpack, they struck one of the men in the face and stole a handgun, cash and marijuana. Now, the officers are now being charged with armed robbery, and failure to uphold the law. One of the officers will be charged with additional felonies. Officers will also face charges for willful neglect of duty and unlawful imprisonment.