Kalamazoo Public Safety

7:34 am
Tue October 7, 2014

A Year After Racial Profiling Study Changes Continue at Kalamazoo Public Safety

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Public Safety Chief says department is working to improve relationship with community
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Policy and procedural changes continue at the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety a year after the results of a racial profiling study were released. The study, released in September 2013, found that black motorists were more than twice as likely as whites to be pulled over in the city of Kalamazoo.
2:10 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Kalamazoo Police Discrimination Suit Dismissed

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Moran had charged that Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley "deliberately" passed over qualified white officers for promotion.
In siding with the city of Kalamazoo and granting a motion for summary disposition, Kalamazoo County Circuit Judge Pamela L. Lightvoet found that concerns about Public Safety Officer David Moran's maturity and lack of judgment stemming from an incident in May 2011, and not race, were what led KDPS Chief Jeff Hadley to pass over Moran for a sergeant promotion in 2013.
7:24 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Safety Focuses on Getting Illegal Guns Off Streets

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Guns are bigger focus in light of rise in shootings in city
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - In back-to-back days last week, citizens called Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety to report people carrying handguns. Both incidents ended with the suspects in custody and the guns taken off the streets.
8:51 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Public Safety Chief Calls for Kalamazoo to "Put the Guns Down"

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Chief Jeff Hadley says it's up to entire community to stop violence
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A spate of shootings across the city has Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley feeling "frustrated" and searching for answers. In less than a week, three shootings in three different neighborhoods and shots fired incidents spread across the city have prompted Hadley to send a message to the community.
3:00 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers Cleared in Shooting

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Kalamazoo County's prosecutor says the two officers took actions that were necessary when they shot the man nine times.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Two Kalamazoo Public Safety officers were justified when they opened fire and killed rape suspect Brad Mason in a confrontation at a house in the city's Vine neighborhood, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said. Getting held a news conference Friday to release his findings in a months-long review of the Feb.