law enforcement

A rally supporting law enforcement is scheduled for May 16 in Battle Creek. “Almost every time you hear and read about police officers, it’s taken from a negative perspective,” said rally organizer Bobby Holley. “I think there needs to be some positive promotion out there to thank our law enforcement officers that put their lives on the line everyday to protect and serve us all, for they are our hometown heroes.” (Battle Creek)

KALAMAZOO, MI – A former Kalamazoo County assistant prosecutor who lost her job after she was involved in a serious two-vehicle crash has been arraigned on a felony drunken-driving charge. Paige L. Timmer, 27, appeared Tuesday at the Kalamazoo County courthouse where she was arraigned by Barry County District Court Magistrate Frank Hillary on one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing serious injury, according to court records. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

OSHTEMO, MI – Kalamazoo County could soon have another local police agency if the Oshtemo Township Board of Trustees decides in the coming months to follow a consultant's recommendation to start a township police force. A representative of the Center for Public Safety Management was on hand during Tuesday's board meeting to offer a final recommendation (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"When you think 'military gear' and local police, you may think body armor and Humvees, rifles and binoculars. But definitely not snowshoes." (Bridge Magazine)

SOUTH HAVEN, MI - They filed a federal lawsuit in March alleging South Haven police officers roughed up their client during a 2013 traffic stop. Now, attorneys for Michael Sollitt Kinney are taking the city, South Haven Police Chief Tom Martin and a records clerk to state court because they say dash-cam video they requested under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act has been wrongfully withheld from them for more than a year. (Kalamazoo Gazette)