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4 Highland Park Police Officers Under Federal Investigation

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HIGHLAND PARK (WWJ) - Four Highland Park police officers are the focus of a federal investigation.

Highland Park Mayor DeAndre Windom told reporters he learned about the investigation Thursday night, after returning from the nation’s capital.

Windom confirmed that four officers were under federal investigation, although he couldn’t provide additional details.

More details are expected Friday morning at a news conference at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit. Police Chief Kevin Coney plans to join federal officials at the conference, but wouldn’t comment on the arrests ahead of time.

U.S. attorney’s office spokeswoman Gina Balaya said the charges involve public corruption. It wasn’t immediately clear, however, which officers were under investigation or how long the investigation has been going on.

Windom said the conduct of the four officers should not and does not reflect on the rest of the city’s police force, a membership of about 60.

The investigation comes amid FBI probes into public corruption in neighboring cities, including Detroit, Pontiac, Royal Oak Township, Ecorse and in Wayne County.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest.

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