Jan 10, 2014 4:09 PM by David Randall

Detroit councilman contradicts cops

Newly-elected Detroit City Council President Pro-Tem George Cushingberry Jr. was pulled over Tuesday for a routine traffic stop, where officers found open alcohol, a strong odor of marijuana and marijuana in his vehicle.

The councilman refused to get out of his vehicle when a Detroit police officer suspected he had been drinking and driving. The officer smelled alcohol and found the marijuana in Cushingberry's vehicle.

A Detroit police patrol supervisor was called to the scene. The supervisor allowed Cushingberry to drive away.

Now the supervisor's actions have prompted an internal investigation by Detroit Police Internal Affairs, and Cushingberry is claiming he was racially profiled.



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