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Pacypacy_
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Post Number: 27
Registered: 05-2006
Posted From: 136.181.195.84
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 11:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Early yesterday morning Mon.5/15 about 5:10 am a Detroit Police squad car crashed into a telephone pole on Oakman near Woodrow Wilson. The pole came to rest atop the squad car, the area lost electrical power for about 10 minutes and the area was blocked off all day as fire, ambulance, edison, tow trucks etc. cleared the scene. I saw no report of this in the Free Press today. What caused the accident? Was it a chase or slippery conditions? They must have been going pretty fast to sever the telephone pole. I'm just wondering why and why there was no mention of this in the papers. Anyone know?
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Crew
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Post Number: 954
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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 12:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20060515/U PDATE/605150405&SearchID=73244 739837056
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Pacypacy_
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Post Number: 28
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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 12:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks, glad they will be okay.:-)
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Ravine
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Post Number: 72
Registered: 01-2006
Posted From: 70.233.3.26
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 1:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Damned illegals, they don't belong on the roads before sun-up. Even the cops aren't safe.
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Magnasco
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Post Number: 110
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Posted From: 12.2.196.17
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 1:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sure they were both wearing their seatbelts like EVERY other officer I see in a patrol car in Detroit.
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Ron
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Post Number: 134
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 70.212.70.40
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 1:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If it wasn't in the Free Press it must not have happened.
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Paulmcall
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Post Number: 675
Registered: 05-2004
Posted From: 68.40.119.216
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 3:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

THEIR STORY SEEMS RATHER FISHY.
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Magnasco
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Post Number: 111
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Posted From: 12.2.196.17
Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 9:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's exactly what I thought when I read it. It's funny what gets people's attention and what doesn't. As I read the story I pictured some civilian trying to pass off on the cops the same story that they are telling. The cops would laugh in their face, as they wrote their ticket.

A very small article with little information. Anyone know if there has been a follow up story? I will look a little later and see what I find.
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Compn
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Post Number: 61
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Posted From: 65.29.121.215
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 - 1:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i saw this story on channel 7

http://www1.wxyz.com/wxyz/nw_l ocal_news/article/0,2132,WXYZ_ 15924_4700108,00.html

has the quotes from the witness.
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Magnasco
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Post Number: 112
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Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 - 10:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the link Compn. Glad that got cleared right up by an eye witness. :-) The ghost car was not seen, go figure.

Still no answer of seatbelts. I have to say its one of my biggest pet peaves is that the police get to drive around without them, and then I assume, they collect for their time off and injuries once they get into an accident.

Just my two cents...
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Detroitduo
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Post Number: 672
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 194.138.39.52
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 - 10:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As I was once told by a DPD officer, and I quote, "We the POlice! We can do what we want!"

This was in responce to my question about why I NEVER see DPD squad cars stop at RED lights...

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