The Lansing Police officials are investigating cases of the bridge card fraud on their own risks.
Michigan State Police was requested by the Lansing Police Department in 2013 to investigate the same issue within the Lansing Police Department. 6 News were obtained today by the MSP’s report.
Some report findings by the Joe Khalil were unsettled. The former police Chief Theresa Szymanski learnt about the allegation officers in the LPDs special operation which are especially meant for investigating fraud to buy snacks, drinks and food for themselves.
Mike Yankowski, the current police, says that she responded accordingly. She said she immediately ceased all bridge card investigations. She removed and re-assigned all leadership in the special operations. Then contacted the Michigan State Police and requested they do an investigation into the allegations.
This report also quotes the farmer of the Special administrative worker of the LPD who says usually the officers come back with bags which are full of food which are essential to stock their own kitchen with different things like hot dogs, steaks, peanut butter and some other items.
“I love a good snack for breakfast, a bag of chips, I never had any steaks or hot dogs, they’d grill that on the afternoon shift,” said the woman that she actually admits that she took some food officers bought with a bridge card at times.
“These bridge cards are designed to feed hungry families,” said State Senator Rick Jones, (r), Grand Ledge.
A number of bills to combat and bridge card frauds has been introduced by the State Senator Rick Jones.
According to a former sheriff, there are only some specific ways that are allowed for the police to use what they get on stings.
“You book it into evidence and you charge somebody, you destroy it, or you give it to a food shelter.”
He says that the personal use of it is not only illegal and unauthorized for the officers of Lansing but it is also immoral.
Michigan State Police turned their report in to the Attorney General’s office and he stated that there’s no evidence of wrong-doing within the department.
But the Lansing police have their own views about it and they say that they have their own standards of conduct and they will continue investigating this in their own department.
News Source: www.WLNS.com