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May 2012 Archives

A stay in a Michigan city jail may become even more costly

When people are arrested on suspicion of a crime in Michigan, they are often placed in a city jail. Often, in the initial stages of a case, those people will stay at the city jail for approximately three days before being sent to a county jail. In most cases, those people who have been arrested do not have to reimburse the city for the time they spent in the city jail.

Lansing man could face 15 years in prison for sex crimes

Following up on a case we wrote about earlier this year, a Lansing, Michigan, man has pleaded guilty to sex crimes. The man was arrested after police found a boy, who had been reported as a runaway, at the man's home.

Post-surgical pain leads to pill addiction, pharmacy robberies

When a Lansing, Michigan, husband and father had gastric bypass surgery a few years ago, he figured it would be a life-changing event. Indeed it was -- but for all the wrong reasons. The man became addicted to Vicodin during his recovery, and took desperate measures to feed his addiction. He turned to a life of crime to get the drugs he craved.

Tasers now Legal for Civilians

On May 7, 2010 Michigan law limited the use of electroshock devices (tasers) to law enforcement and correction officers, licensed private investigators and private security, and air craft pilots. On May 8, 2012 Governor Snider signed a new bill making the carrying of tasers by civilians, legal; and causing Michigan to join 43 other states that allow citizens to carry tasers.

Michigan football player acquitted of assault, set to rejoin team

A star football player for the University of Michigan was acquitted last month of three criminal charges including domestic violence, assault and illegal entry. The player, who had been suspended from the team pending the outcome of the case, was reinstated to the team earlier this month.

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