- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police are investigating whether officers wrongfully logged court time during the lengthy trial of a man who ended up sentenced to life in prison for arranging his wife’s killing.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1J223vv ) the investigation includes reports that officers involved in the case of Bob Bashara wrote false subpoenas to appear in court so they could collect overtime. Jane Bashara’s body was dumped in Detroit, miles from the couple’s home in Grosse Pointe Park, an upper class suburb.

An investigation into allegations of widespread overtime abuse began in November. Police Chief James Craig says the investigation later widened to include several other units.

Detroit police Capt. Eric Decker, commanding officer of the Homicide Section, says court time for homicide investigators has dropped 52 percent amid the investigation.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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