Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Officer Kevin Chambers - Detroit PD


"... until they [Detroit PD]  talk to the shooting victim, they don't have probable cause to think it was anything other than an accident...Police say they will also be asking the shooting victim if she wants to pursue criminal charges." ???


In the early morning hours of August 20th, Officer Kevin Chambers' mistress was shot in the leg as Officer Chambers and his wife reportedly struggled over a gun.

This is not the first time ... Nor is it the second time, that Chambers' actions have been brought to the attention of the Detroit PD.

You see, it is questionable why Officer Kevin Chambers is still on the Detroit Police Department after a November 16, 2006 "off duty incident where he fired shots" [Detroit Board of Police Commission minutes. May 22, 2008].

And to add to the baffling question as to why Chambers was still kept on the Detroit PD, is the fact that in May 22, 2008, his actions were again brought to the PD's attention: "for fleeing and eluding, carrying a concealed weapon and operating while impaired. It should be noted that Officer Chambers has been suspended without pay since November 16, 2006 on Force Investigation Case #06-091 for an off duty incident where he fired shots."  [Detroit Board of Police Commission minutes. May 22, 2008].




Let's end the silence that is protecting police officers such as  Kevin Chambers of the Detroit PD.






More coverage on Detroit Police Officer Kevin Chambers:

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Behind The Blue Wall:
[MI] Officer Chambers alleged "mistress" shot by Mrs. Chambers. 
(Police wonder if it was accidental?) 













PD: Officer's wife shoots alleged mistress
10:50 AM, Aug 24, 2014
5 hours ago
ABC News - Indianapolis, IN
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/u-s-world/pd-officers-wife-shoots-suspected-mistress

DETROIT - A 40-year-old woman suspected of having an affair was shot by a police officer's 58-year-old wife.

The shooting took place around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday in Detroit on the off-duty officer's boat, Police said.

WXYZ learned that the officer's wife thought he was out of town, but she wound up finding him on his boat named "Market Driven."

Detroit Police Officer Kevin Chambers, 58, was on the boat with his reported mistress when his wife walked in carrying her .38-caliber revolver.

Chambers' wife reportedly told investigators that she happened to be driving by early Wednesday morning and noticed the light on and went to investigate with her gun drawn. The wife is licensed to carry a concealed firearm.

We're told Detroit Police investigators are trying to get to the bottom of exactly happened next. What we know for sure is that the officer's reported mistress was shot in the thigh.

Detroit Police say their investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was intentional or an accident.

Police had told WXYZ that the officer's wife was locked up pending a possible arraignment, but we learned late Wednesday afternoon that the officer's wife was not in custody and had not been arrested.

A Detroit Police spokesman confirmed that the officer's wife was not in custody, saying that until they talk to the shooting victim, they don't have probable cause to think it was anything other than an accident.

Police say they are investigating the possibility that officer Chambers tried to grab his wife's gun and it accidentally discharged causing a round to strike his reported mistress.

We're told the officer's wife rendered first aid to the woman. Online records show she is a registered nurse.

Police say they will also be asking the shooting victim if she wants to pursue criminal charges.


















VIDEO: Cop's wife shoots reported mistress after finding woman overnight with husband on boat
Kim Craig
WXYZ News - Detroit
5:56 PM, Aug 20, 2014 
1:36 PM, Aug 21, 2014
















Cop's wife shoots reported mistress after finding woman overnight with husband on boat
Kim Craig
WXYZ News - Detroit
5:56 PM, Aug 20, 2014 
1:36 PM, Aug 21, 2014


DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police are investigating the shooting of a 40-year-old woman by an police officer's 58-year-old wife.

The shooting took place around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday on the off-duty officer's boat that is docked at the Erma Henderson Marina on Detroit's east side. 

Action News has learned that the officer's wife thought he was out of town, but she wound up finding him on his boat named "Market Driven." 

Detroit Police Officer Kevin Chambers, 58, was on the boat with his reported mistress when his wife walked in carrying her 38 caliber revolver. 

Chambers' wife reportedly told investigators that she happened to be driving by early Wednesday morning and noticed the light on and went to investigate with her gun drawn. The wife is licensed to carry a concealed firearm.

We're told Detroit Police investigators are trying to get to the bottom of exactly happened next. What we know for sure is that the officer's reported mistress was shot in the thigh. 

Detroit Police say their investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was intentional or an accident.
Police had told Action News that the officer's wife was locked up pending a possible arraignment, but we learned late Wednesday afternoon that the officer's wife was not in custody and had not been arrested.

A Detroit Police spokesman confirmed that the officer's wife was not in custody, saying that until they talk to the shooting victim, they don't have probable cause to think it was anything other than an accident.

Police say they are investigating the possibility that officer Chambers tried to grab his wife's gun and it accidentally discharged causing a round to strike his reported mistress.

We're told the officer's wife rendered first aid to the woman. Online records show she is a registered nurse.
Police say they will also be asking the shooting victim if she wants to pursue criminal charges. 













Officer Kevin Chambers - May 16, 2008:
Criminal charges: Fleeing and Eluding – Third Degree, one (1) count of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, one (1) count of Operating While Impaired and one (1) count of Reckless Driving. 


SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY OF POLICE OFFICER KEVIN CHAMBERS, BADGE 85, ASSIGNED TO TACTICAL MOBILE
Minutes of the Regular BPC Forum
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Pages 6 and 7

On May 16, 2008, the Internal Affairs Alert Team received notification to respond to the Northwestern District regarding the arrest of Police Officer Kevin Chambers, badge 85, assigned to Tactical Mobile for fleeing and eluding, carrying a concealed weapon and operating while impaired.

It should be noted that Officer Chambers has been suspended without pay since November 16, 2006 on Force Investigation Case #06-091 for an off duty incident where he fired shots.

A review of the Arrest Report prepared by Police Officers Daniel Sitarski, badge 2098, and Stanley Kropik, badge 775, both assigned to the Northwestern District, revealed that at approximately 5:50 A.M., on May 16, 2008, while on routine patrol in the area of Evergreen and Grand River, they observed a person, later identified as Officer Chambers, operating a Harley Davidson Motorcycle at a high rate of speed and disregarding a red light.

The officers attempted to perform a traffic stop, but Officer Chambers sped off exceeding speeds of 120mph. The officers activated their overhead lights and siren and pursued Officer Chambers. Officer Chambers disregarded two more traffic signals and the chased was terminated by Sergeant Harold Ashford; badge S-526, assigned to the Northwestern District. 

The officers continued on Grand River and observed the motorcycle on the ground at Berg and Grand River and Officer Chambers attempting to pick it up. The officers ordered Officer Chambers to the ground and he was placed in handcuffs. The officers conducted a pat down for offensive weapons and found that Officer Chambers was in possession of brass knuckles.

Additionally, the officers detected the odor of intoxicants on Officer Chambers and he was administered Field Sobriety Tests at the scene, which he failed.

Once at the Northwestern District, Officer Chambers was administered a Breathalyzer Test by Police Officer Darryl Bennett, badge 4320, assigned to the Northwestern District, and the result was a blood alcohol content of 08.

Officer Chambers was advised of his constitutional rights (Miranda) and he refused to make a statement.

On this same date, an Investigator’s Report was presented to Wayne County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (APA) Robert Donaldson naming Officer Chambers as the defendant. APA Donaldson advised Internal Affairs that the warrant would be adjourned to May 19, 2008.

On May 19, 2008, APA Thomas Dawson recommended charging Officer Chamber with one (1) count of Fleeing and Eluding – Third Degree, one (1) count of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, one (1) count of Operating While Impaired and one (1) count of Reckless Driving. 

On this same date, Magistrate Millicent Sherman, of the 36th District Court signed felony warrant 
#08 060420 for the recommended charges.

Based upon the above facts and circumstances, it is recommended that Officer Chambers be charged with, but not limited to, the following violation of the department Rules and Regulations:
CHARGE: CONDUCT UNBECOMING AN OFFICER, CONTRARY TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS; THIS BEING IN VIOLATION OF THE 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 Police Officer Kevin Chambers without pay, effective May 22, 2008.

Exec Dir Goss stated there are no arguments on this case because it is a felony.

Unless contravened by this Board the suspension without pay shall stand.

There were no contraventions.





















Officer Kevin Chambers - November 16, 2006:
Suspended without pay after a  November 16, 2006 off duty incident where he fired shots.  
Force Investigation Case #06-091.


The only AVAILABLE record of this 'shots fired' incident can be found in the Detroit Police Commission minutes for May 22, 2008 - in regards to Chambers' criminal charges for Fleeing and Eluding; Possession of a Dangerous Weapon; Operating While Impaired and Reckless Driving [May 16, 2008]. The only reason the November 2006 gun incident was mentioned was because Chambers was still on suspension from the department for this incident, at the time of his May 16, 2008 arrest.



SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY OF POLICE OFFICER KEVIN CHAMBERS, BADGE 85, ASSIGNED TO TACTICAL MOBILE
Minutes of the Regular BPC Forum
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Pages 6 and 7

"On May 16, 2008, the Internal Affairs Alert Team received notification to respond to the Northwestern District regarding the arrest of Police Officer Kevin Chambers, badge 85, assigned to Tactical Mobile for fleeing and eluding, carrying a concealed weapon and operating while impaired.

It should be noted that Officer Chambers has been suspended without pay since November 16, 2006 on Force Investigation Case #06-091 for an off duty incident where he fired shots."





Where did the Detroit Police commission minutes for Chambers' November 16, 2006 for Officer Kevin Chambers': " an off duty incident where he fired shots," disappear to?






2006 Detroit Police Commissioners meeting minutes: 
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