law enforcement

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)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A Kalamazoo County assistant prosecutor who is under investigation following a crash in which police say alcohol may have been a factor has been fired from her position, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting announced Wednesday. However, Getting said it is still being determined if Paige L. Timmer will face criminal charges for her involvement in a serious two-vehicle crash on Stadium Drive just before 2:20 a.m. March 14 that injured her and another driver. (Kalamazoo Gazette)