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10-27-2015, 01:01 PM

Police chief calls arrest of Detroit cops a ‘dark day’:rolleyes:
3:15 p.m. EDT October 27, 2015


Two Detroit police officers, who were honored last year with local and national law enforcement awards, were arrested Tuesday and charged with embezzlement, larceny and filing a false felony report.

Charles Lynem, 28, and Chancellor Searcy, 31, were arrested and incarcerated in the Detroit Detention Center on Tuesday, a day after Wayne County prosecutors signed a warrant authorizing charges of embezzlement less than $20,000, larceny less than $20,000 and filing a false felony report. Also, both were charged with misconduct in office.

Both men, who were partners in the department’s Tactical Response Unit, were arraigned late Tuesday morning in 36th District Court. Not-guilty pleas were entered on their behalf and a $10,000 personal bond was set for each by Magistrate Laura Echartea.

Probable cause hearings were set for Nov. 3 with preliminary exams scheduled for Nov. 10 before Judge Ronald Giles.

Detroit Police James Craig said the investigation was initiated by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

“Certainly, this is a dark day :cool:for the department,” said Craig, adding: “I stress these are just allegations. They should not be a reflection of the department or the tactical response unit.”