Entire Troy Police Drug Unit Put On Administrative Leave [VIDEO]
The entire Troy Firearms Interdiction and Narcotics Suppression Unit has been put on administrative leave. There are currently 127 sworn police officers on the Troy Police Department. The unit includes approximately 8 officers.
The Troy police department is now conducting an internal investigation into what is being called a personnel matter concerning the Firearms Interdiction and Narcotics Suppression Unit.
Multiple law enforcement sources say the reason for the removal of the drug unit is because officers acting on a tip illegally entered a home without a warrant then wrote a report in an attempt to cover up the whole thing.
A spokesperson for Troy's Mayor Madden released this statement:
“On Thursday, June 15, all members of the Troy Police Department’s Firearms Interdiction and Narcotics Suppression (FINS) unit were placed on leave resulting from a personnel matter which involves the conduct of certain officers of the unit during a particular occasion.
An internal investigation has been commenced to protect the integrity of the Troy Police Department and reassure the public’s continued trust and confidence in our law enforcement officials.
The Troy Police Department is a highly trained, professional group of men and women who are committed to serve and protect our community with distinction, and the conduct of a few officers on a specific occasion should not impact the reputation of the entire department.”
This sounds like something straight out of TV show, there are rumors circulating that the unit, entered a home without a warrant.