U-M Law Clinic Sues When Detroit Police Department Can't Afford To Access Old Reports

05/22/2012 10:26 am ET
  • AnnArbor.com

By John Counts

The City of Detroit lost access to records of murders and other crimes that occurred before 2004 because it failed to pay its bill to a storage company, the Michigan Innocence Clinic alleges in a lawsuit.

The clinic, a center within the University of Michigan Law School that investigates cases that may have resulted in a wrongful conviction, is in the process of settling a suit that alleges the Detroit Police Department violated the Freedom of Information Act nine times in the past year.

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