Three Ann Arbor police department cars, one state trooper arresting three folks, searching van: [photo]
On March 20, 2014, a citizens advisory committee (CAC), created in conjunction with Ann Arbor’s sanitary sewer wet weather evaluation study (SSWWES), met at Slauson Middle School. Two Ann Arbor police officers were present.
According to sources at the meeting, the two officers sat at the back of the room for the duration of the meeting.
Part of the backdrop to March 20 included the removal of a resident from the committee on the day before the meeting. The series of events leading up to the expulsion included several email exchanges dating from a Feb. 13 meeting of the committee, when the group reviewed “group norms” for committee work.
Occasionally, AAPD officers will attend Ann Arbor city council meetings. So it’s not unprecedented for the AAPD to have a presence at a public meeting.
Still, in The Chronicle’s five years of covering Ann Arbor government, a police presence at a citizens advisory committee meeting counts as unusual.
To get additional insight into the issue, The Chronicle sent city administrator Steve Powers some questions about the tasking of the two police officers for the March 20 CAC meeting. More background and the answers from Powers are included below.
In a press release issued around 5 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2013, Ann Arbor police chief John Seto has announced that three suspects have been arrested in the Paul DeWolf homicide. From the press release:
On July 24, 2013, the Ann Arbor Police responded to the 200 block of N. Ingalls where Paul DeWolf, a U of M medical school student and Air Force Second Lieutenant, was found deceased in his apartment. An autopsy revealed that he died from a gunshot wound. No firearm was recovered from the scene and his death was investigated as a homicide.
After an intensive investigation, the Ann Arbor Police Department has made three arrests. No other suspects are believed to be outstanding. There does not appear …
Base of Burton Tower: Two Brazilians in full fútbol-fan garb taking pictures of each other standing next to an AAPD SUV.
Hand-written note explains to person who locked bike on rack that theirs was a stolen bike, identified by actual owner, confirmed by Ann Arbor Police Department, had its lock cut by fire department, and was returned to owner. [photo]