Monday, February 9, 2015

Officer Ronald Dupuis - Highland PD - Shot during raid - 02/09/2015



February 09, 2015 - Officer Ronald Dupuis was shot in the leg during a raid. Officer Dupuis was still on active duty despite an MSP investigation of the beating of Andrew Jackson during a January 2015 arrest.













VIDEO: What Does It Take To Fire A Bad Cop? Just Ask Ronald Dupuis
By MintPress News Desk
Minneapolis, MN
April 17, 2015
http://www.mintpressnews.com/what-does-take-to-fire-a-bad-cop-just-ask-ronald-dupuis/204481/

Ronald Dupuis, a police officer from Highland Park, Michigan, has a record of questionable -- and even outright bad -- behavior dating back to the 1980s. These decades of missteps don’t seem to be hampering his career, though.

With almost daily reports of brutality and fatal shootings of unarmed black people by police, activists in America are asking why officers so rarely face lasting consequences for their actions.

With almost daily reports of brutality and fatal shootings of unarmed black people by police, activists in America are asking why officers so rarely face lasting consequences for their actions.

When Darren Wilson left his post with the Ferguson Police Department, crowdfunding efforts raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the man who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Investigations into Wilson’s past revealed that he’d first been employed by a Missouri police force that was disbanded for corruption.

A similar pattern emerged in the recent slaying of Walter Scott. Writing for Counter Current News, Jackson Mariana reported that Scott’s killer, North Charleston Police Officer Michael Thomas Slager, had a history of violent incidents:

“Back in 2013, Mario Givens, an African American North Charleston man, had been ‘roughed up’ when Slager came to his door, demanding to be let in ‘as part of an investigation.’”

North Charleston Police have faced 46 federal lawsuits since 2000.

But few cops can match the checkered past of Sgt. Ronald Dupuis, the officer from Highland Park, Michigan, who remains employed despite a string of incidents that have followed him through multiple departments. Highland Park is the seventh police force to employ Dupuis.

A new lawsuit alleges that Dupuis held two women in jail without charges for four days. Shockingly, the incident didn’t even begin in Highland Park, where Dupuis is employed as a cop and where he allegedly imprisoned the two women, “Rhianna Turner and her domestic partner Kera Hill.” Instead, Dupuis is accused of intervening in an incident in Detroit.

In September 2013, a sheriff’s deputy witnessed the pair “playfully wrestling over a set of keys,” and intervened because he feared an assault had occurred. Although both women denied a crime had occurred, Dupuis arrived on the scene, arrested the two women, and took them to jail in nearby Highland Park. Though no charges were filed, Turner lost her job as a Detroit Parking Enforcement Officer.

Just this past January, Dupuis made headlines when he was videotaped beating a man suspected of carjacking.

“The video of the arrest, which was recorded by Detroit resident Emma Craig on Monday on the city’s northwest side and posted on Facebook, shows Dupuis striking the suspect several times while apparently trying to handcuff him and administering a final blow after Jackson’s hands were secured behind his back,” reported George Hunter in The Detroit News.

In 2012, Dupuis was hospitalized for shooting himself in the leg with his own gun, which discharged accidentally outside a cell block. Another incident involved him choking a woman he had in custody.

He was previously fired from the Hamtramck, Michigan, Police Department for using a taser on his own partner. Although a jury declined to convict him for it, courts refused to force the city to reinstate Dupuis, which is how he ended up employed by Highland Park.

ReneƩ Harrington, creator of the Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence Project, compiled a lengthy timeline of Dupuis-related incidents dating back to 1997. According to the timeline, the Southgate, Michigan, Police Department fired him in 1999 for stalking a woman and repeatedly pulling her over.

Because there is a lack of national data on police violence in general, it is difficult to determine how often police face consequences for their crimes. But in 2013, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey estimated that 90 percent of officers fired from the Philadelphia Police Department force were later rehired through arbitration with police unions — even those accused of crimes including shoplifting and sexual assault.

















Highland Park police withheld fire after officer shot in leg during raid
By Gus Burns
MLive
February 11, 2015 at 2:10 PM
Updated February 11, 2015 at 2:17 PM
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2015/02/highland_park_police_withheld.html



HIGHLAND PARK, MI -- Police didn't return fire during a raid that resulted in Highland Park Police Officer being shot in the leg Monday evening, department officials say.

Two suspects, including the believed shooter, are jailed in Highland Park while the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office reviews possible charges, Highland Park Police Officer Kamin Bode said Wednesday afternoon.

The officers were not equipped with body cameras or microphones, but even if they had been, the recordings would be withheld due to the investigation, Bode said.

The shot officer, identified as Ronald Dupuis, suffered the gunshot while serving a no-knock search warrant alongside SWAT members and is home recovering.

He'll return to active duty upon receiving doctor approval, Bode said.

Dupuis is the officer revealed to have been involved in the controversial Jan. 12 arrest of a suspected Detroit carjacker Andrew Jackson. A resident recorded the arrest on cell phone video, which shows Dupuis hit the suspect at least once after placing him in handcuffs.

Dupuis made the arrest as part of an auto theft task force named Arresting Car Thieves in Our Neighborhood (ACTION), which includes officers from Harper Woods, Highland Park, Grosse Pointe Park and Detroit.

The Detroit Free Press examined Dupuis' law enforcement career and revealed a checkered past. Among the allegations, he's been accused of shooting his partner with a Taser device, arresting a man without without cause and choking a woman in jail.

















Highland Park cop recovering from gunshot wound has long history of being in the spotlight
Heather Catallo
6:33 PM, Feb 10, 2015
http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/highland-park-cop-recovering-from-gunshot-wound-has-long-history-of-being-in-the-spotlight



Highland Park, MI - A Highland Park police officer is now out of the hospital, after he was shot in the leg. This isn’t the first time this particular officer has had a gunshot wound on the job, and it’s not the first time he’s made news.

As a swat team prepared to raid a home on Candler Street in Highland Park Monday night, they broke a front window to throw in a flash-bang device. That’s when a suspect inside the home fired out the window, hitting Sgt. Ronald Dupuis in the leg.

“A projectile came from the residence in which the search warrant was being executed and struck the officer,” said Highland Park City Attorney Todd Russell Perkins. Perkins said the police department is not releasing the officer’s name, but our sources confirm that it was Sgt. Dupuis who got shot Monday night.

Dupuis has a long history of making headlines.

He’s worked for 7 different local police departments, first coming to the attention of the 7 Investigators in 2005.  That’s when Dupuis was a Hamtramck police officer.  He was charged with assault for using his Taser on his partner in their patrol car. A jury found him not guilty, but he was fired from the department.

In 2012, Dupuis shot himself in the leg outside the Highland Park cell block. That was ruled an accident.

Just last month, Dupuis’s name surfaced again when he was seen in video of officers punching, kicking and handcuffing a carjacking suspect.

The Michigan State Police are about to present their findings in that investigation to the Wayne County Prosecutor.

Dupuis has also been the subject of several federal lawsuits, some with police misconduct allegations. He’s also sued both Hamtramck and Highland Park regarding employment issues.  Most of the cases were settled or dismissed.

“He’s back with the department, and he likes being here, and we’ve liked having him here,” said Perkins.

“Why does his name keep coming up,” asked 7 Investigator Heather Catallo.

“I can’t speak to that, but I’ve continuously as a lawyer-- I do not draw the conclusions because his name is coming through the news media… to draw a conclusion as to some bad conduct, or to some impropriety,” said Perkins. He also points out Dupuis has never been convicted of a crime.

“So does he just have bad luck,” asked Catallo.

“Well, being a police [officer] -- is something that I wouldn’t find myself doing, and it’s a dangerous job,” said Perkins.

Two people have been arrested in connection with Monday’s shooting. The accused carjacker from the incident that was caught on camera has filed a lawsuit against Sergeant Dupuis and the City of Highland Park. 

The Michigan State Police were supposed to meet with prosecutors Tuesday about that case, but the shooting investigation delayed that meeting.

















Highland Park police chief at Detroit hospital visiting officer shot during raid
Gus Burns
MLive
February 10, 2015 at 9:23 AM
Updated February 10, 2015 at 10:01 AM
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2015/02/highland_park_police_chief_vis.html#incart_story_package

DETROIT, MI -- Highland Park Police Chief Kevin Coney couldn't be immediately reached the morning after one of his officers suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during a raid Monday evening.
Coney was visiting the officer in the hospital at 9 a.m. Tuesday and expected to release more details about the shooting at 10 a.m., said Highland Park Officer Wimberly.

WDIV, Channel 4 News identified the injured officer as Ronald Dupuis, the same officer who came under criticism for his use of force during the arrest of a carjacking suspect in January that a resident caught on video.

Dupuis is part of a multi-agency anti-auto-theft task force based on Grosse Pointe Park.

He's expected to recover and two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting, WDIV, Channel 4 News reports.

The shooting comes two days after 33-year-old reserve Highland Park Police Officer Roderick Jones died while working at a bouncer at the Opyum Lounge on Eight Mile in west Detroit.

Five people have been detained in connection with the Jones shooting and 35-year-old Walter T. Jennings of Detroit is charged with first-degree murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and felony use of a firearm.

Investigators believe Jones, while working as a bouncer at the club, told the suspect to leave the business, but he and others returned leading to the fatal confrontation.
Controversial January arrest video (Dupuis is the officer who handcuffs the suspect).

















Report: Highland Park police officer shot during raid
Gus Burns
MLive
February 09, 2015 at 9:07 PM
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2015/02/report_highland_park_police_of.html#incart_story_package

HIGHLAND PARK, MI -- A Highland Park police officer was shot in the leg during the raid of a home on Candler in Highland Park Monday evening and is expected to be released from the hospital as soon as Monday night, WDIV, Channel 4 News reports.

The shooting comes two days after 33-year-old reserve Highland Park Police Officer Roderick Jones died while working at a bouncer at the Opyum Lounge on Eight Mile in west Detroit.

Five people have been detained in connection with the Jones shooting and 35-year-old Walter T. Jennings of Detroit is charged with first-degree murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and felony use of a firearm.

Investigators believe Jones, while working as a bouncer at the club, told the suspect to leave the business, but he and others returned leading to the fatal confrontation.

















Police officer shot in leg in Highland Park during house raid
Jeff Vaughn
6:57 PM, Feb 9, 2015
12:16 PM, Feb 10, 2015
http://www.wxyz.com/news/police-officer-shot-in-highland-park












HIGHLAND PARK (WXYZ) - A Highland Park police officer was shot in the leg Monday evening during a raid.

The incident happened in the 200 block of Candler. 

Sources say the officer who was injured is a sergeant. He was hit in the leg as seven members of the Highland Park SWAT Team prepared to enter a house.

We're told the team busted the front window to throw in a “flash bang” device to confuse the suspects inside. As they prepared to enter, officers say, a suspect shot through the open window, hitting the officer.

A source tells us the sergeant didn’t even know he was hit until they were inside the home. He was hit in the thigh.

The sergeant was rushed to Detroit Receiving Hospital in the back of a squad car and remained conscious. 

He could be released as soon as Tuesday. 

We're told two people are in custody. 

















Highland Park officer expected to be OK after being shot in leg
Officer Ronald Dupuis shot during stolen car task force raid
Author: Local 4 - ClickOnDetroit news staff, local4@clickondetroit.com
Published On: Feb 09 2015 07:01:24 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 10 2015 05:54:28 PM EST
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/highland-park-police-officer-shot-in-leg/31182334



Transcript:
Kim: BEN, THANK YOU. WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE CHAOTIC SCENE IN WHICH A HIGHLAND PARK POLICE OFFICER WAS SHOT DURING A RAID. JASON COLTHORP IS LIVE WITH AN UPDATE ON THE OFFICER'S CONDITION AND THIS INVESTIGATION. JASON?

Jason: THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION IS FINISHING UP THIS EVENING. NOW, AS WE REPORTED, LOCAL 4 HAS LEARNED THE OFFICER WHO WAS SHOT IS RON DUPUIS WHO WAS SHOT IN THE LEG. HE WAS PART OF A TASK FORCE RAIDING THE HOUSE. EXECUTION OF A HIGH-LEVEL SEARCH WARRANT. AND AT THE TIME OF ENTRY INTO THE HOUSE, I BELIEVE A SHOT WAS FIRED. A SHORT TIME LATER, ONE OF THE OFFICERS RECOGNIZED THAT HE HAD BEEN STRUCK BY THE SHOT IN THE LEG, I BELIEVE.

Jason: THE OFFICER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND TWO PEOPLE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, INCLUDING THE SHOOTER. STATE POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE OFFICER FOR THIS INVESTIGATION LAST MONTH, ONE OF THE TWO OFFICERS SEEN HERE ROUGHING UP A HANDCUFFED CARJACKING SUSPECT AS A MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE. TODAY, THE POLICE CHIEF SAID, IT'S UP TO OFFICERS' OWN DEPARTMENTS TO REMOVE THEM OR SUSPEND THEM FROM THAT UNIT. AS FOR HIGHLAND, THEY'RE RECOVERING FROM A SECOND OFFICER SHOT IN THREE DAYS. THE MORALE IS HIGH IN THE CITY. WE HAVE A PROUD CITY. AND SOMETIMES, I GUESS IT'S A SOCIETAL CONCERN, IT'S NOT JUST HIGHLAND PARK. IT'S SOMETHING WE SHOULD BE CONCERNED AS AVERAGE CITIZEN IN THIS AREA.


Jason: NOW, I WAS TOLD TODAY, NO FORMAL CHARGES YET AGAINST THE TWO SUSPECTS WHO WERE ARRESTED IN THE SHOOTING. AS FOR OFFICER DUPUIS, HE IS EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED TODAY AND THEN GO THROUGH RECOVERY


HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. -A Highland Park police officer who was shot in the leg Monday evening during a raid is the same officer who was involved in a controversial arrest that was recorded earlier this year.

Officer Ronald Dupuis is expected to recover from the shooting, which happened in the 200 block of Candler Street in Highland Park.

Highland Park Mayor Deandre Windom said Dupuis, who is part of the ACTION Task Force, which targets car thieves, was conscious and in stable condition when he was rushed to Detroit Receiving Hospital.

The hospital was full of fellow officers who showed up to support Dupuis.
Local 4 has learned that two people were arrested in connection with the shooting, but police haven't said if one of them is the shooter or if they are still on the hunt for more suspects.

The officer is the second from the small police department to be shot in recent days.

Highland Park reserve officer Roderick Jones was shot and killed early Saturday morning while working off-duty as a security guard at a Detroit bar. Jones was shot multiple times after telling a man to leave the bar.

Officer involved in 'rough arrest' video

Dupuis and a Grosse Pointe Park police officer were recorded arresting a carjacking suspect on Jan. 12.

The video shows the officers punching and kicking the suspect as he lay face down on a sidewalk.
Michigan State Police are investing the arrest.

The carjacking suspect, Andrew Jackson, has been charged with robbing a 55-year-old woman and her young grandsons on Evergreen Road in Detroit.


















Suburban Robocops like those involved in Jackson beating on the loose in Detroit for years
Posted on 01/15/2015
Diane Bukowski
Voice of Detroit
http://voiceofdetroit.net/2015/01/15/suburban-robocops-like-those-involved-in-jackson-beating-on-the-loose-in-detroit-for-years/

Protest Jan. 14 at GPP headquarters: “No Justice, No Peace, Stop Racist Police;” end federal, state tax funding of multi-jurisdictional police forces
Highland Park cop involved in Andrew Jackson, Jr. beating has long record of assaults

DETROIT – Detroit Police Chief James Craig has washed his hands of involvement in the brutal beating of Black Detroiter Andrew Jackson, Jr., 51, by white Highland Park, Harper Woods, and Grosse Pointe Park cops Jan. 12, saying no Detroit officer was involved.  The police claim Jackson carjacked a woman and her two grandchildren at gunpoint.

But the question arises: why have Craig and previous chiefs allowed suburban cops free rein in Detroit for years?

The earliest news accounts of Jackson’s beating, caught on cellphone videotape by Detroiter Emma Craig, implied the carjacking took place in Grosse Pointe Park. However, the carjacking he is alleged to have committed took place far from that 99 percent east side white suburb, in west-side Detroit near Fenkell and Evergreen.

“You don’t become a criminal to catch a criminal,” said Ron Scott of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, Inc. during a protest outside the Grosse Pointe Park police headquarters Jan. 14.

“Those cops violated their own standards of safety when they beat Mr. Jackson before searching him. That beating had no place in a civil society; people are innocent until they are proven guilty. It’s sickening the Grosse Pointe Park Police Chief said it was justified, and that Chief Craig cares so little about Detroiters that he said he isn’t concerned about Detroit cops not being residents, and allows suburban cops into Detroit.”

Jackson’s attorney, Ben Gonek, told the Detroit Free Press that Jackson has a “serious eye injury,” and that the police were guilty of excessive force. The videotape shows Jackson being punched and kicked on the ground by two cops, as he calls out imploringly, “Jesus.”  An officer kneels on his back and says, “What did you say? Jesus? Are you calling Jesus? Don’t you dare! Don’t you f—king dare!”

The officers then bump fists to congratulate each other, and the Harper Woods officer says “that’s a justified ass whoopin.” (See full video with commentary below.)

Scott expressed doubt about Grosse Pointe Park Police Chief David Hiller’s statement that the cops found a gun in Jackson;s waistband. The full version of the  nine-minute videotape, cut short by most news outlets, contradicts that. It shows a white female and a white male cop stand Jackson up to search him, beginning from his feet on up. The white male declares as he is halfway up Jackson’s leg, “Oh, HERE’s the gun.” There is a slight note of sarcasm in his voice. 


Jackson is being held by Grosse Pointe Park police on parole violation matters. His record includes four very long sentences imposed for one incident in 2003 involving armed robbery and fleeing police in Oakland County,  two cases of receiving stolen property in 1995 and 1997, and two other “inactive” 1999 sentences of fleeing police and receiving stolen property. The Michigan Department of Corrections website says he absconded from parole April 3, 2014.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s office has not yet approved a warrant for his arrest on the carjacking incident. The victim of that incident said in two interviews that she supports police actions in beating Jackson, although she does not say whether she identified him in a line-up as the man who carjacked her.

Since the protest, the Detroit Free Press has named Highland Park Sgt. Ronald Dupuis as one of the cops. Their article says he has a long history of assaults in various suburban departments, including tasering a female partner, beating a disabled man, refusing to allow a woman in a jail cell access to a bathroom, forcing her to urinate in the cell, and stalking another woman, repeatedly pulling her over. He was fired from the Hamtramck Police Department for the taser incident, and resigned rather than being fired from the Southgate Police Department for the incidents involving the women.

Dupuis was also sued for beating a man in 2002, with a settlement, and false arrest in 2004. In 2012, he accidentally shot himself in the foot in a police station. (Click on Ronald DuPuis record DV Project for full accounting from a domestic violence project.)




The protest was attended by Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), and over a dozen others.

They  included Eric Taylor, who told VOD he was the victim of a carjacking in Grosse Pointe Park on June 12 last year. “I had my wife call the police for help,” Taylor said.

“My friend and I were at a gas station getting a sandwich when my car was taken as I walked back to it. When the GPP police got there, they cut me off when I was explaining, and told me I matched the description of a carjacking suspect. Then they threated to “blow my f—king head off,” told me I was nothing but an animal, called me a n—-r, and told me if I sued they would come and kill my family.”


He showed VOD a cellphone photo taken by his daughter of his head a few days after the beating. He said he still suffers from headaches and other effects of the beating.

Grosse Pointe Park police were involved earlier in a racist incident where they forced a developmentally disabled Black Detroiter, who used to go into the Pointes to collect bottles, to sing and perform for them, then circulated several cellphone videos of the actions.

Grosse Pointe Park founded A.C.T.I.O.N. (Arresting Car Thieves in Our Neighborhoods) about ten years ago, using an initial $350,000 grant from the state of Michigan and funds from state car insurance companies. It originally included only the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, and police departments from Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe City, and Harper Woods. Since that time, other departments including Warren and Detroit have been added according to news reports.

Hiller included names of the Chiefs from all those departments on his press release on the incident, although Craig said he had not seen it.

Detroit has its own task force, however. The Detroit One Partnership announced the formation of a carjacking task force in April 2014, including the Detroit Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshal’s Service, Homeland Security Investigations, Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Corrections, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

Emma Craig, who videotaped Jackson’s beating, said she also saw officers at the scene with I.C.E. (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) jackets.

In addition to the Detroit One and ACTION Task Forces, the State of Michigan has run an anti-carjacking task force called H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) for the past 23 years.

Numerous protesters of the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, MO. Aug. 9 have condemned federal provision of military equipment including tanks, assault weapons, flash-bang grenades, flak vests, and other equipment to city police to carry out raids like the one that resulted in the death of seven-year-old Detroiter Aiyana Jones on May 16, 2010, and assaults on anti-police brutality marches.

“We resent that our public tax dollars are being used to fund such programs,” Scott said. Others noted the money would be far better spent on programs to provide jobs, end homelessness, build decent schools, and repair the infrastructures of the nations’ cities.
















Highland Park police officer in hospital after his gun discharges, shooting him in the leg
Tom Wait
11:57 PM, May 22, 2012
8:32 AM, May 23, 2012
WXYZ News - Detroit
http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/wayne-county/highland-park-police-officer-in-hospital-after-his-gun-discharges-shooting-him-in-the-leg

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - There was a big scare Tuesday evening just outside the cell block at one of the city's police substations. Officer Ronald Dupuis accidentally shot himself.

Sources say Dupuis was alert after the incident and was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery. We're told the bullet penetrated his leg.

How the shooting happened is unclear.

This isn't the first time Dupuis has found himself the headlines.

While serving as an officer in Hamtramck back in 2005 Dupuis was accused of using a taser on his then-partner. He was let go from his job but has won subsequent legal challenges related to that case.

As for whether he'll face disciplinary action for this incident, sources inside the Highland Park Police Department say "no."

No one else was hurt during the shooting.

















Officer Ronald Dupuis' past law enforcement history:





Feb. 17, 1997: Officer Ronald Dupuis written up for careless driving while on duty. Ecorse Police Department.



Between 1997 and 1998: Officer Ronald Dupuis leaves the Ecorse PD and becomes an officer with the Southgate PD.



October 08, 1998: Officer Ronald Dupuis allegedly beat up a mentally disabled man. Southgate PD.



November 04, 1998: Officer Ronald Dupuis reprimanded by the Southgate Police Department for the October 8th beating incident.



Dec. 24, 1998: Officer Ronald Dupuis accused of falsifying overtime slips. Southgate PD.



March 16, 1999: Officer Ronald Dupuis accused of stalking a woman and repeatedly pulling her over while he was on duty. Southgate PD.



March 30, 1999: Officer Ronald Dupuis was informed that he would be fired from the Southgate PD [Stalking incident].



April 02, 1999: Officer Ronald Dupuis resigned from the Southgate PD, to avoid being fired for stalking incident.



Sometime after April 02, 1999: Officer Ronald Dupuis was hired by the Highland Police Department [after resigning from the Southgate PD, to avoid being fired for stalking incident].



Nov. 7, 2000: Officer Ronald Dupuis was laid off by the Highland Park Public Safety department.



Sometime after November 07, 2000: Officer Ronald Dupuis was hired by the Hamtramck PD, after being laid off by the Highland PD.



April 21, 2002: Officer Ronald Dupuis was accused of assaulting a man during a traffic stop. Hamtramck PD. Resulted in a lawsuit, which was settled for $20,000 on November 05, 2005. Dupuis was not fired from the Hamtramack PD. for this incident.



2004: Hamtramck police officer Dupuis was sued by a man who alleged Dupuis wrongfully arrested him and had him jailed for no reason. The man was released without being charged. His lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount.



Nov. 3, 2005: Officer Ronald Dupuis was accused of discharging a Taser stun gun and striking his female partner, Officer Prema Graham, in the leg with the weapon. [Hamtramack PD]



Nov. 10, 2005: Officer Ronald Dupuis was fired from the Hamtramck Police Department for tasering Officer Prema Graham.



Sometime after November 10, 2005: Officer Ronald Dupuis won legal challenges related to the tasering incident Officer Prema Graham, and the Hamtramck PD's firing of him.



Sometime after November 10, 2005: Officer Ronald Dupuis returned to duty at the Highland Police Department [previously laid off from department in November 2000].



Dec. 7, 2005: Officer Ronald Dupuis charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in connection with the Taser incident.



April 01, 2006: Officer Ronald Dupuis found not guilty at trial of November 2005 taser incident against Officer Prema Graham



June 16, 2006: Officer Ronald Dupuis won an unemployment claim dispute against the City of Hamtramck for their firing of him after the November 2005 taser incident Officer Prema Graham. Chief of Police also refused to reinstate Dupuis.



2006: Officer Ronald Dupuis filed a lawsuit against the City of Hamtramck and Officer Prema Graham [November 2005 taser incident]



August 2006: City of Hamtramck lost appeal on Officer Ronald Dupuis' unemployment.



November 01, 2006: Officer Ronald Dupuis filed a lawsuit against the City of Hamtramck: Civil Rights / Employment. Police Chief refused to reinstate him. [November 2005 taser incident of Officer Graham].



January 2007: Officer Ronald Dupuis filed suit to be reinstated to Hamtramck PD, following his being terminated after November 2005 taser incident against Officer Prema Graham.



October 31, 2008: Officer Ronald Dupuis filed suit against City of Hamtramck.



2012: Officer Ronald Dupuis was accused of choking a woman who was in custody.



February 28, 2012: Officer Ronald Dupuis filed a suit against Highland Park: Civil Rights / Employment.



May 22, 2012: Officer Ronald Dupuis' gun "accidently" went off outside the department's cell block. Dupuis was shot in the leg. Sources at the Highland PD said there would be no disciplinary action taken against Dupuis.



September 19, 2013: Highland Park Officer Ronald Dupuis arrested uniformed / on duty Detroit Parking Enforcement Officer Rhianna Turner and her girlfriend Kera Hill, in front of Detroit PD. Dupuis transported them back to Highland PD and had the women jailed for four days - without charges. Turner lost her job due to the unlawful arrest and imprisonment.



January 12, 2015: An online video from Emma Craig surfaced, showing Officer Dupuis beating a handcuffed Andrew Jackson during an arrest. "Highland Park city attorney Todd Perkins said he's aware of Dupuis' checkered past, although he said he will "draw no conclusions" from it." In April 2015, Highland Park Police Chief Kevin Coney stated that Officer Dupuis was not facing discipline for the beating of Andrew Jackson.



January 14, 2015: Michigan State Police investigation of Officer Ronald Dupuis and other officers for the January beating of Andrew Jackson. Officer Dupuis was not suspended from duty during this criminal investigation.



February 09, 2015: Officer Ronald Dupuis was shot in the leg during a raid. Officer Dupuis was still on active duty despite an MSP investigation of the beating of Andrew Jackson during a January 2015 arrest.



February 13, 2015: Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy began criminal investigation of Officer Ronald Dupuis and other officers for the January 2015 beating of Andrew Jackson. Officer Dupuis was not suspended from duty during this criminal investigation.
"According to the office, it received a warrant request from the Michigan State Police, which investigated the arrest of Andrew Jackson Jr. on Jan. 12 by officers...One of the officers shown in the video making the arrest is Highland Park Sgt. Ron Dupuis..."



February 25, 2015: Lawsuit filed by Andrew Jackson against Officer Ronald Dupuis for January 2015 beating.



April 15, 2015: Lawsuit filed by Rhianna Turner and Kera Hill against Officer Ronald Dupuis for unlawful arrest and false imprisonment [September 2013]



April 20, 2015: Officer Dupuis cleared by Prosecutor Kym Worthy of criminal charges in the January 2015 beating of Andrew Jackson.
"Worthy did not defend some of the officers’ conduct.  She said some of Sgt. Dupuis’s behavior was improper and warrants possible punishment from his superiors. Still, Worthy said, charges aren’t warranted."



April 20, 2015: Highland Park Police Chief Kevin Coney announced that Officer Ronald Dupuis was not facing disciplinary action for the January beating of Andrew Jackson.



Officer Ronald Dupuis' past law enforcement history