law enforcement

"OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI – The Oshtemo Township Board of Trustees largely put the issue of starting its own police department to bed during a more than three-hour meeting Tuesday, with members electing instead to resume negotiations with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's office to continue to provide the township's law enforcement needs." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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Michigan would give police less freedom to seize and sell property under bills making their way through the state Legislature. 

In the final seconds of his life on May 10, Koddy Campbell was holding a loaded handgun above his head; when he made a sudden movement it was his last. Campbell, 19, of Battle Creek, was told by four Battle Creek Police Department officers 24 times in 14 seconds to drop the gun. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

PORTAGE, MI — The man shot and killed by Kalamazoo-area police Thursday was wanted on a warrant and was considered "possibly violent and armed," Michigan State Police Lt. Dale Hinz said. The man was seen holding a "high-capacity, military-type weapon" while he was the passenger in a vehicle being chased by police, Hinz said. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

The city of Battle Creek has identified Charles Pelfrey and Carl VanDyke as the patrol officers involved in a shooting Sunday morning. Under the Battle Creek Police Department's standard procedure, both are on paid administrative leave until the investigation is completed. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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