An internal investigation is underway after an undercover operation turned into a police "turf war." On Thursday, Detroit Police from the 12th precinct were operating a "push off," pretending to be drug dealers and arresting potential buyers and seizing their vehicles. An attempted arrest of the special ops team from the 11th precinct resulted in chaos when officers from both precincts began fighting each other, guns drawn. All the officers involved are currently under investigation.
Officers had begun raiding a house in the 19300 block of Andover. Bystanders stoood and watched as the dueling precincts duked it out. The homeowner present was quoted as saying, "You've gotta have to have more communication, I guess," said the resident. "I don't understand what happened about that - communicate."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">All officers involved are now under investigation. <a href="https://t.co/SwjbJqeDs4">https://t.co/SwjbJqeDs4</a></p>— Detroit Metro Times (@metrotimes) <a href="https://twitter.com/metrotimes/status/930127917270667264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 13, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Detroit's Fox affiliate was told that at least one of the units had body camera footage of the event. That video is now part of the internal investigation underway. Detroit PD doesn't plan to make a statement until next week.