DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police officer has been suspended with pay after not rushing to secure the scene of a home invasion and shooting that left one officer dead and another wounded.
Sgt. Ronald Kidd was suspended Monday. Police Chief James Craig told reporters Tuesday that the 21-year police veteran could face misdemeanor neglect of duty charges because he sat in his patrol car a block away instead of joining other “officers who were trying to arrest” the suspect.READ MORE: Michigan State Police Trooper Rescues Cat Hitching Ride On Truck Before Falling Off In Metro Detroit
Officer Rasheen McClain was slain Nov. 20 and officer Phillippe Batoum-Bisse was wounded inside a west side home. A 28-year-old man was shot by other officers and arrested.
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Craig also said Kidd was fired in 2014 after not intervening in an assault upon his female partner but got his job back in a plea agreement.
A phone number listed in Kidd’s name rang unanswered Tuesday when called by The Associated Press.MORE NEWS: Stellantis Suspends COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For U.S. Salaried Employees
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