December 31, 2010

WRONG-HOUSE DRUG RAID NEWS: City to pay couple $215,000 in botched police raid. “An Ecorse couple won a $215,000 judgment Tuesday against the city, retired Police Chief Jerry Copeland and two police officials stemming from a drug raid executed against the wrong house in 2008. U.S. District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds ordered the defendants to pay Michael and Tammy Phelps $215,000, money that will be financed largely by bonds that will be repaid by taxpayers over several years.”