Detroit Police Get 4 More Years To Comply With Court Orders


A federal judge has extended until 2011 the time the Detroit Police Department has to comply with two court orders related to use of force and prisoner confinement, reports the Detroit News. U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr. ordered the department to continue paying federal monitor fees of about $142,000 a month. The Police Department had withheld payment, complaining the fees had increased and were too high for the cash-strapped city.

The money goes to Sheryl Robinson Wood of the New York City-based consulting company Kroll Inc. Justice Department officials did not oppose giving the police extra time but said they want a clear compliance plan for the reforms the department agreed to in 2003 to head off federal lawsuits.


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