Kalamazoo Public Safety

3:00 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers Cleared in Shooting

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.
6:11 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Says Increase in Violence is National Problem

Jeff Hadley addressed city commissioners after three shootings over the Independence Day weekend
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalmaazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley decried a string of shootings occurring during weekend that killed one and sent five others to the hospital when speaking before city commissioners Monday, but he made clear he feels the recent uptick in gun violence is a national issue, not just a local one.
6:22 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Person Arrested in Disturbance Near Campus Identified as WMU Student

Two students have been referred to university's student judicial process
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The person arrested Saturday after police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of about 2,000 people near Lafayette Avenue was a Western Michigan University student, a university spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. "He and a second student have been referred to our student judicial process.
6:43 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Western Michigan University Working With Kalamazoo Public Safety After Saturday Disturbance Near Campus

Crowd of about 2,000 was dispersed by tear gas on Saturday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University is working with Kalamazoo Public Safety in the aftermath of Saturday's riot on Lafayette Ave. "to determine how and why the Saturday, April 12, disturbance occurred near the campus," according to a statement released Monday by the university.
6:14 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Safety Says Event Grew, Fights Broke Out Before Tear Gas Was Used

One arrest, no injuries reported
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The initial gathering of people near Western Michigan University's campus for what is known as "House Crawl" was peaceful early on Saturday, but as the crowd grew to an estimated 2,000 people, fights began breaking out, police say. Tear gas was used shortly after 5 p.m.