Monday, December 24, 2007

Officer Adam Horne - Detroit PD

DECEMBER 24, 2007: OFFICER ADAM HORNE, DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT



BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS

Minutes of the Regular Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, January 3, 2008
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
The forum of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners was held on Thursday, January
3, 2008, at 3:00 p.m., at Police Headquarters, 1300 Beaubien, Detroit, Michigan 48226.

Minutes of the Regular BPC Forum Thursday, January 3, 2008 Page 2
RECORDERS
Terence Bell
Robert Brown
4. BOPC OFFICER’S REPORT
1. CHAIRPERSON
2. SECRETARY REPORT

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY OF POLICE OFFICER ADAM HORNE, BADGE 974, ASSIGNED TO THE WESTERN DISTRICT

On December 24, 2007, Force Investigation responded to shots fired by off duty Police Officer Adam Horne. At approximately 12:00 pm, Officer Horne’s wife was visiting a male friend at 3075 Newport in Detroit when the home was fired upon with an AR-15. Her male friend was not at home at the time of the incident. However, upon his return, Officer Horne’s wife was hysterical and shouted, “Adam shot up the house!”

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Prior to Force Investigation’s arrival, the male friend recovered eight shell casings from the front of the location and placed them in a plastic baggie. Crime Scene Services responded and processed the scene. Force Investigation assigned the matter to the Eastern District Investigation Operations for criminal investigation and to contact Force Investigation immediately if the investigation revealed misconduct by a department member.

On December 28, 2007, Force Investigation was informed by the Eastern District Investigation Operations that the female involved was Officer Horne’s wife and that Officer Horne had checked himself into Henry Ford Macomb Hospital for psychological examination.

On December 29, 2007, Officer Horne’s wife failed to come in to give a statement. Force Investigation was also informed that the male friend had a voicemail recording of Officer Horne leaving a message and apologized for his actions and offered to pay restitution for the damage he caused. The recording was preserved as evidence. Due to the additional information obtained concerning the allegations, Force Investigation assumed responsibility of the criminal investigation.

On December 29, 2007, Force Investigation was informed that Officer Horne had been discharged and may have been transferred to the Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Mt. Clemens Campus, located at 215 North Avenue, Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Force Investigation determined that Officer Horne was not in their care.

On December 29, 2007, Force Investigation and Clinton Township Police Department responded to Officer Horne’s residence. Officer Horne was at the location and stated as a condition of his release from the hospital, he had his firearms transported to his mother’s house. Force Investigation read Officer his Miranda Rights and he refused to give a statement. Lieutenant Anthony Topp suspended Officer Horne and collected his police identification and cap shield. Officer Horne was also at the location and refused to give a statement.

On December 29, 2007, Force Investigation went to Officer Horne’s mother’s home, and spoke with Ms. Horne, who voluntarily turned over a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle and a privately owned .40 caliber Glock, both belonging to Officer Horne.

On December 30, 2007, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer Tink of the Domestic Violence Division stated that she would prefer that the firearms evidence be tested prior to the approval of the Investigator’s Report.

On December 31, 2007, the firearms evidence was submitted to the Firearm Identification Unit. Force Investigation requested that a priority be placed on the analysis of the evidence.

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On January 3, 2008, Force Investigation was informed by the Firearms Identification Unit that the ballistics matched the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle.

Based on the above circumstances, it is recommended that Officer Horne be charged with, but not limited to, the following violation of the Detroit Police Department Rules and Regulations:

CHARGE: CONDUCT UNBECOMING AN OFFICER, CONTRARY TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS; THIS BEING IN VIOLATION OF THE 2003 DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT MANUAL SERIES 100, DIRECTIVE 102.3 –7.9, CONDUCT UNPROFESSIONAL, COMMAND 1.

Due to the seriousness of the conduct, I am requesting your concurrence with the suspension of Officer Horne without pay, effective January 3, 2008.

Unless contravened by this Board, the suspension without pay will stand.

There were no contraventions.

Exec Dir. Goss stated that arguments will be reserved for two weeks on this matter.









BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS

Minutes of the Regular Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, January 24, 2008
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
The forum of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners was held on Thursday, January
24, 2008, at 3:00 p.m., at Police Headquarters, 1300 Beaubien, Detroit, Michigan
48226.

1. CALL TO ORDERChairperson Ramirez called the meeting of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners to order at 3:25 p.m.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDAThe Agenda for January 24, 2008, was not presented given the lack of a quorum.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTESThe Minutes for December 6, 2007, December 13, 2007, December 20, 2007, and December 27, 2007, January 3, 2008, January 10, 2008, and January 17, 2008 were not presented because of the lack of a quorum.


4. BOPC OFFICER’S REPORT1. CHAIRPERSON
2. SECRETARY REPORT
CITIZEN COMPLAINTS RECEIVED

Chairperson Ramirez stated the suspension without pay for PO Adam Horne has

been scheduled for Jan. 31, 2008, and he has requested a closed session.






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