Charles Pugh Madison Heights Investigation Hinges On Shopping Trip
July 2nd, 2013, 8:34 AM
Details in the criminal complaint against Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh, who may or may not be in Seattle, are remarkably unsalacious at this point.
WDIV: The teen claims Pugh took him to K&G Clothing superstore in Madison Heights. While there, Pugh bought the teen he was mentoring a shirt, a pair of pants and a bow tie.
Next, the shopping spree continued at a Metro PCS cell phone store to buy the teen a new cell phone.
Pugh is described as having an "inappropriate" relationship with an 18-year-old student he was mentoring through the Fredrick Douglass Academy, but as shopping sprees go, this sounds pedestrian and not terribly seductive.
Madison Heights police are expected to interview the young man today.
Questions about Pugh's judgment and the appropriateness of purchasing items like cell phones for students he was mentoring without parental permission aside, it would be appropriate to see some actual claim of criminality attached to a criminal complaint.
Here's how an actual law enforcer, Det. Lt. Robert Anderson of Madison Heights puts it in the Free Press:
“I don’t know if we have a criminal complaint here. We’ve got to clarify some things. It alleges inappropriate contact or conduct, but is it a crime?”