Working for Inkster police, William Melendez beat and arrested motorist Floyd Dent in January 2015. Melendez can be seen in dash camera footage punching Dent 16 times. Melendez was charged, convicted and sent to prison. Inkster settled with Dent for nearly $1.4 million and imposed a tax on its residents to pay the cost.
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This turn-of-the-century building in Detroit’s Rivertown is being reinvented as a chic business and living space.
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Vince Ellis and Chris Thomas of the Free Press went on Facebook Live to dissect the Pistons’ trade with the Celtics for Avery Bradley, and decision to let Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leave, July 7, 2017.
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Free Press sports writer Ryan Ford looks at the career of Brad Ausmus, from his days as a player to managerial duties with the Tigers.
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ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — The Michigan appeals court is throwing a flag at the seizure of 15 pounds of marijuana in southwestern Michigan.
The court says the marijuana can’t be used to prosecute a Florida man. The court says detaining Kevin Kavanaugh while state police waited for a drug-sniffing dog violated his rights.
The appeals court says it’s applying a legal precedent by the U.S. Supreme Court and throwing out Kavanaugh’s conviction.
His car was stopped on Interstate 196 in Berrien County in 2014. The appeals court says the traffic stop should have ended when Trooper Michael Daniels said he only would give a warning for Kavanaugh’s driving violations.
The trooper called for a police dog when Kavanaugh declined to allow a search of the trunk.
The 3-0 decision was released Friday.
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