DETROIT (WWJ) – The 17 Detroit police officers that participated in an apparent staged strike – have been suspended pending further investigation.

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee issued a statement to WWJ that states the officers  in the Northeastern District that left their shift early on Friday were in violation of State of Michigan Statute entitled “Participation in a Strike”.

Godbee says the officers in questions are suspended  pending the final results of the Internal Affairs investigation.

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