A zero-tolerance policy at Detroit Metropolitan Airport means that being stopped with weapons will be grounds for federal prosecution, the Associated Press reports. Passengers at airport security checkpoints with a weapon will be detained, whether their actions are purposeful or unintentional. “Zero tolerance means that every case will be processed for possible federal, state or city prosecution,” U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Collins said yesterday. “It’s no longer acceptable to simply say, ‘Oh, I forgot.’ ”
In October, ex-Detroit Police Chief Jerry Oliver was found with a loaded .25-caliber handgun in his checked baggage. Oliver, 56, was charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of an unlicensed handgun because the gun was never registered in Michigan. He pleaded no contest and resigned as chief.