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February 14, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young replaced his indicted police chief, William Hart. But Young accused federal prosecutors of waging a vendetta against black officials. Young and Hart are black. "The chief was indicted because he got caught in a trap that was set for me," Young said. Young appointed Stanley Knox, 51, as police chief. Hart and former civilian Deputy Chief Kenneth Weiner, an ex-business partner of the mayor's, have been charged with embezzling $2.6 million from a secret police fund.
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February 14, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young replaced his indicted police chief, William Hart. But Young accused federal prosecutors of waging a vendetta against black officials. Young and Hart are black. "The chief was indicted because he got caught in a trap that was set for me," Young said. Young appointed Stanley Knox, 51, as police chief. Hart and former civilian Deputy Chief Kenneth Weiner, an ex-business partner of the mayor's, have been charged with embezzling $2.6 million from a secret police fund.
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November 9, 1992 | Associated Press
About 150 people rallied downtown Sunday, protesting a fatal beating by police, and a prosecutor said he expected warrants to be issued today. He declined to say what charges the officers might face. Malice Wayne Green was beaten Thursday by two police officers as five other officers watched or took part, Police Chief Stanley Knox said. The victim was black. One officer reportedly also is black.
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November 11, 1992 | Associated Press
The City Council on Tuesday struck down a call for an immediate citizen review of the fatal police beating of a 35-year-old black man. The council agreed to wait until Police Chief Stanley Knox has completed his investigation before deciding whether to submit the case to a civilian review board. Council President Maryann Mahaffey had asked for a 30-day review by the Board of Police Commissioners, a civilian board that investigates complaints against officers.
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July 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Several people were arrested in Detroit in connection with attacks on white women by blacks that were videotaped by an amateur cameraman and broadcast on television. At least two attacks were taped during a weekend fireworks display. The tapes show a group punching and kicking people. The police department is investigating allegations that police initially refused to help the victims. Chief Stanley Knox said: "I was sickened by what I saw. In the city of Detroit in 1991, this cannot happen . . .
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December 17, 1992 | From Associated Press
The four officers charged in the fatal beating of a motorist were fired Wednesday. Detroit police Chief Stanley Knox fired Officers Walter Budzyn, Larry Nevers and Robert Lessnau and Sgt. Freddie Douglas after an administrative hearing Wednesday afternoon, said Bob Berg, a spokesman for Mayor Coleman A. Young. A preliminary hearing continued on whether the officers will stand trial in the slaying. More testimony was scheduled for today.
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November 8, 1992 | from Associated Press
The father of a man who was fatally beaten by police officers said Saturday that he has urged friends to remain calm because "what's done is done." "Whatever they do ain't going to bring him back," Jesse Green Jr. said. "I've told all his friends not to do anything about it. Just let it be. "Let the lawyers take care. What's done is done. They made a mistake, let them pay for it."
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January 22, 1993 | From Associated Press
Three white former police officers charged in the bludgeoning death of a black motorist entered not guilty pleas during their arraignment Thursday. Lawyers for the three, who were fired from their jobs after the incident, also said they want the trial moved from Wayne County because of heavy publicity and remarks by city officials, including Mayor Coleman Young and Police Chief Stanley Knox.
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May 23, 1991 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eleven Detroit-area police officers were arraigned Wednesday on charges of accepting money to guard several large shipments of cocaine and cash for undercover FBI agents who were posing as drug dealers. Six civilians also were arrested Tuesday in the sting operation, among them Detroit Mayor Coleman Young's niece, Cathy Volsan Curry, and her father, Willie Volsan. Federal agents said Young was not linked to the investigation.
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March 27, 1991 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Army Specialist Anthony Riggs, whose murder on a Detroit street less than a week after he returned from the Gulf War provoked a national outcry over urban violence, was killed by his wife and brother-in-law, police charged Tuesday. Police Chief Stanley Knox said first-degree murder warrants were issued against Toni Riggs, 21, and her 19-year-old brother, Michael Cato. Cato was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on the murder charge and one count of possession of a firearm. Magistrate Robert K.
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