With a law to shed light on police misconduct stalled in the state Legislature, metro Detroit departments continue to hide behind provisions that make it optional to release such records to the public.
The Oakland County, Wayne County and Macomb County sheriff's offices have all recently declined requests for disciplinary records involving employees, WXYZ reports. The Detroit Police Department, by contrast, obliges such requests.
A bill that would such disclosures mandatory was introduced earlier this year by state Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit), a former Wayne County sheriff's deputy. It has been held up in committee by Rep. Mike Mueller, a Genesee County Republican who is also a former deputy.