Romulus Police Department
A former suburban Detroit police chief has been sentenced to serve at least five years in prison for his role in a corruption case.
The deal wraps up a corruption case that also brought the convictions of the city’s police chief and his wife.
Prosecutors say the chief and detectives used drug forfeiture money to pay for prostitutes, alcohol, marijuana and a tanning salon.
The police chief in Romulus has resigned, saying he had “no choice” but to do so when the mayor refused to do the same.
A raid at the home of Romulus Mayor Alan Lambert stretched overnight and into the morning Tuesday.
A hearing to determine if some Romulus police officers and the former police chief will stand trial on corruption and other charges has been postponed because of the amount of evidence.
The former chief of the Romulus Police Department, his wife and five of his detectives will learn if they will face trial for using drug forfeiture funds for their own drugs, booze, prostitutes and a tanning salon business.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Tuesday shared details of the charges against the former Romulus Police Chief, his wife and five police detectives.
Residents were shocked when word came down that five police officers, the former police chief, and his wife, face corrurption charges following a three-year investigation.
The chief of the Romulus Police Department plans to step down, citing health concerns about a family member.