- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police have started an internal investigation into how detectives handled the investigation of four 2007 killings that led to a young man spending years behind bars before being freed last month.

Police Chief James Craig tells The Detroit News (https://detne.ws/29feSYQ ) the department needs to learn “if there was any wrongdoing during this homicide investigation by the officers who are still on the force, and if anyone will be charged with administrative misconduct.”

Twenty-three-year-old Davontae Sanford, who entered prison as a teenager in 2008, was released from prison eight years after a professional hit man told authorities he was responsible for the slayings. Sanford’s guilty pleas were erased by a judge at the request of prosecutors who conceded the case was compromised by flawed police work.

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

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