Undercover police officers from Detroit’s 12th district posing as drug dealers arrested undercover officers from the 11th who were posing as drug buyers. Or was it the other way around?
“This is probably one of the most embarrassing things I’ve seen in this department since I’ve been appointed police chief,” James Craig told reporters. “In fact, I’d have to tell you it is probably one of the most disappointing things I’ve experienced in my entire 40-year career.”
During the botched operation, 12th precinct officers, who were posing as drug dealers, were held at gunpoint by police from the 11th precinct. “I am thankful that no one was more seriously injured,” Craig said.
The entire incident, which happened in 2017, was captured on body cameras, which shows both sets of officers fighting and punching each other.