- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

ERIE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A southeastern Michigan police officer has been suspended during an investigating of his conduct at the scene of a family dispute in which one participant fired shots.

The Monroe News (https://bit.ly/1H2LiyK ) says that 39-year-old Erie Township police Officer Tony Konopka was suspended from the Monroe County department during an investigation of the May 17 shooting.

Police say that 68-year-old Don Koehler fired five to eight shots. They say no one was hurt.

The department is investigating whether Konopka got out of his patrol car in a timely manner and tried to resolve the situation. Police Chief Dean Ansel says that the officer’s account of the incident differs from that of others at the scene.

The newspaper says that Konopka declined comment and says he’s seeking a lawyer.


Information from: Monroe News, https://www.monroenews.com

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