It is rare that police beat the Hell out of each other, but that’s exactly what happened on Thursday as two precincts got into it during a failed undercover operation.
The scuffle popped off on Andover, an area known for high drug activity on Detroit’s east side. Two special ops officers from the 12th Precinct were operating a “push off” near Seven Mile. A “push off” is when officers pose as drug dealers, arrest potential buyers and seize their vehicles. However, officers from the 11th Precinct showed up, not knowing their brothers in blue were running an undercover operation. They ordered the cops posing as drug pushers to the ground.
According to Fox News:
FOX 2 is told the rest of the special ops team from the 12th Precinct showed up, and officers began raiding the drug house in the 19300 block of Andover. But instead of fighting crime, officers from both precincts began fighting with each other.
Sources say guns were drawn and punches were thrown while the homeowner stood and watched. The department’s top cops were notified along with Internal Affairs. One officer was taken to the hospital.
All of the officers involved in the scuffle are now under investigation as the Detroit PD tries to figure out what went wrong.