- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A policy requiring officers to be patted down before entering the state-run Detroit Detention Center has been met with resistance from Detroit police.

Formerly the Mound Correctional Facility, the center is where Detroit officers take criminal suspects to await arraignment. Prior to a 2013 agreement between the state and city to house detainees at the former state prison, police took them to precinct lockups.

Assistant Detroit police Chief Steve Dolunt said at a recent meeting of police officials that being frisked is “a slap in the face.”

Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz tells The Detroit News (https://detne.ws/1REcUNB ) changes to the search policy happened in June and officials hope to resolve concerns. Gautz says: “We run tight prisons in Michigan so we have to have tight controls of our gates.”


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

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