GRPD officer arrested, placed on administrative leave

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids Police Department officer was arrested early Sunday for failing to report an accident and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Michigan State Police troopers arrested an off-duty 46-year-old GRPD officer after he was involved in a single-car accident and left the scene. The officer exceeded the legal limit of .08 blood alcohol content following a breath test that measured his blood alcoholic content.

He was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. The officer then was transported to the Kent County Correctional Facility.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

MSP is conducting the investigation and will present its findings to the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office upon completion of the investigation. The Grand Rapids Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit will conduct an administrative investigation.

The officer is a 23-year veteran of the department. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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  • Jay

    Just more proof that these cops are no better then the citizens they lock up for crimes that officers commit every day only most times they don’t get convicted of a crime because they got the boys in blue cover for them but not for long your days are numbered my friend all of us are sovereign citizens And need to start acting like it You police officers think you’re so tough when you got your gang with you when your job’s not even that dangerous but we always hear from cops I was scared for my life grow pair police officer’s are not even in the top 20 most dangerous jobs in the United states so what are you so scared of maybe you’re scared of the fact that you upressing the people that you’re supposed to be protecting

    • Michael

      Nope the police aren’t better than anybody else. If you actually knew some police officers you would realize that the majority of them don’t think they are either. They are hired to do a job- Some are good at it and others aren’t. Just like any profession. So you hear of some bad cops. Out of a profession of over 800,000 they aren’t doing that bad. The fact this person was arrested just like any other citizen should show you that it is no longer about covering for the police officers that make poor choices.

      Also I looked into your “20 most dangerous jobs” statement since you’ve said it more than once. I’m not sure what your source is but it seems law enforcement ranks 15th overall in multiple articles that I read. That being said they are ranked as 2nd most dangerous profession when it comes to being victims of homicide.

    • steve

      Jay, try a little punctuation when you’re trying to make a point. It won’t add credibility to what you’re thinking, but it might make your thoughts understandable

  • Chris

    Let him go, I am sure this is the first time. He is stressed at his job so that makes it ok. Officers should get more because they take an oath.