MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WOOD) - A city council meeting was held Monday in Muskegon Heights,marking the first time the group has met since news broke of aninvestigation into the police department.
The state police's investigation was not on the agenda, butMayor Darrell Paige spoke with 24 Hour News 8 after the worksession.
"We just want people to know that we did call state police herefor the investigation," Mayor Darrell Paige said. "We initiated it.They've been down there now for about three weeks, maybe. We don'tknow how long it's going to take and we're cooperating with them --totally trying to get this done."
Michigan State Police said Monday it will be a couple monthsbefore the prosecutor ever sees reports from the department'sinvestigation into the Muskegon Heights Police Department.
State police began investigating the department in March andfound the evidence room is a mess and some of the money collectedas evidence is missing.
Paige could not say if the ongoing investigation would affectany current or past cases that the police department has worked. Hewants to reassure the public that the issue will be resolved.
When the investigation is complete, the prosecutor will decidewhether criminal charges are issued.
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