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Monday, April 18, 2016

Dajuan Watson - Defendant charged in the homicide of an Uber Driver. The preliminary examination time has been changed to 11:00 a.m. on April 25, 2016 before Judge Nance-Adams.

Mateen Cleaves - Former MSU basketball player charged in alleged assault of a 24-year-old woman in Mundy Township, MI. The Probable Cause Conference was adjourned today from April 19, 2016 in 67th District Court, because the defense has a scheduling conflict and needs more time to review discovery materials. An order adjourning the case was entered by the court and the probable cause conference will be held on May 3, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Hatchett - The defendant charged in the death of his girlfriend's eight- month-old child. Judge Qiana Lillard appointed defense attorney Lillian Diallo to handle the case today and adjourned the trial. The court set a new date for a final conference on June 24, 2016, and rescheduled the trial date for August 8, 2016, both at 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Robert Bashara - The continuation of the Post Conviction Evidentiary Hearing has been changed by the court from April 21, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Malcolm Bernard Benson- Defendant convicted with Felony Murder, in connection with the robbery and homicide of a 59-year-old man waiting for a bus on Woodward in Highland Park. Today Benson was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Robert Bashara - The continuation of the Post Conviction Evidentiary Hearing will be held today at 1:30 p.m.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Allen Park High School Swimming Coach Charged

Tyler Card, 26 (DOB: 1/18/90), of Southgate, was the swim coach at Allen Park High School. It is alleged that from February 2015 until March 2016, Card engaged in inappropriate behavior with a 15-year-old female swimmer. He has been terminated from his coaching position. He was charged with one count of Accosting for Immoral Purposes and one count of Computers - Internet - Communicating with Another to Commit Crime.

On April 14, 2016, Card turned himself in to the Allen Park Police Department and was processed and arraigned in 24th District Court in Allen Park. He received a $50,000 personal bond. His probable cause conference is on April 25, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. and his preliminary examination will be held is on May 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Please contact the Allen Park Police Department for a photograph of the defendant.

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Two Former Detroit Police Officers Charged with Misconduct in Office and Filing a False Police Report

Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged former Detroit Police officers Steven Fultz, 34 and John McKee, 43 with two counts each of Misconduct in Office and Filing a False Police Report. On January 5, 2015 at 8:00 p.m., it is alleged that they each filed false reports that they observed a 27- year-old male driver, toss a suspected bag of drugs from his car in the 19500 block of Alcoy. Based upon on this information, a Possession of Heroin charge was filed against the driver. While the evidence in the case was being reviewed in preparation for a trial in the case, audio evidence from the police car used by Fultz and McKee revealed that they allegedly filed false police reports. As a result, the trial prosecutor dismissed the case against the driver. More specific facts of the case will be presented at the preliminary examination. Both officers have resigned their positions with the Detroit Police Department.

Fultz and McKee were arraigned this morning and each received $7500/10% bonds. The probable cause conference is scheduled for April 29, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., and the preliminary examination is scheduled for May 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Prosecutor Worthy said, "Allegations of lying about evidence flies in the face of everything law enforcement tries to do. If we can prove it, we will charge it, and prosecute it aggressively."

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Dajuan Watson - Defendant charged in the homicide of an Uber driver. The preliminary examination has been adjourned at the request of the defense until April 28, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Nance-Adams in 36th District Court.

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