Detroit Cop Wore FBI Wire to Help Bust Fellow Officers


A Detroit cop wore a secret recording device for the FBI to help gather evidence on fellow cops in the department's scandal-plagued drug unit, who are accused of robbing and extorting drug dealers, the Detroit News reports.

Robert Snell and George Hunter of the Detroit News report that Detroit officer Arthur Leavells, who himself was involved in the corruption, and was a member of the drug unit , secretly recorded conversations of fellow cops, the News reports, citing court records and "two sources familiar with the investigation."

The FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office refused to comment Thursday about the investigation and Leavells, the News reported.

Leavells, 44, was charged in a criminal information for his alleged role in the conspiracy, the News reported. A criminal "information," is an indication that a guilty plea is coming.

Detroit Lt. David "Hater" Hansberry and Officer Bryan "Bullet" Watson. were charged April 8 in an indictment. 

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