Two Detroit police officers from Downriver face charges

By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers

Two Detroit police officers who are residents of Trenton and Wyandotte face criminal charges.

A Wyandotte woman reported that her husband, a 15-year Detroit police officer, assaulted her with a gun on Feb. 27, in their house on Lindbergh Street.

The officer faces non-paid suspension from the Detroit Police Department pending an investigation.

Police responded to the house after the woman made the report, but the officer had already left. While area police looked for the suspect’s Crown Victoria, the man turned himself into Detroit police. They turned him into Wyandotte police.

Wyandotte police officials are expected to file domestic violence and felonious assault charges in connection with the case. Authorities said the man being a police officer does not negate the alleged offenses.

An eight-page affidavit was filed against Miguel Angel Martinez, a Trenton resident, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Feb. 21 in connection with possessing child pornography. The Detroit police officer is on unpaid leave pending an investigation, according to authorities.

Between Sept. 5, 2016, and last month, Martinez allegedly downloaded and possessed child pornography. According to the affidavit, Martinez said he may have looked at pictures.

A Reno, Nevada, officer in the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office was working undercover. The officer uncovered graphic images of minor girls doing sexual things. The suspect officer is also assumed to have shared the images with others.

Trenton police confiscated items from Martinez’s house.

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at dstreporter@gmail.com.)