Still no decision on charges for Detroit transit officer - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Still no decision on charges for Detroit transit officer

Posted: Updated:
Jordan Morson Jordan Morson
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

An off-duty transit officer is suspected of shooting and killing 26-year-old Jordan Morson after an altercation at a Gulf gas station on Eight Mile and Gratiot.

After the shooting, Fox 2 learned the officer worked for the Detroit Transit Corporation policing the People Mover downtown. Unlike police, transit officers have no police power off-duty or out of their jurisdiction.

During the investigation, the transit officer told police Morson tried to take his gun, but police questioned how Morson even knew the officer was armed since the gun should have been legally concealed.

The transit cop was taken in for questioning, but later released. Morson's family fears the officer is getting special treatment, even though police have said that is not the case.

"I said, 'You're not going to allow this case to drag on because he's connected with the city and the police?' And he said, 'I want to make it clear that I don't have a problem with bringing charges to an officer if he's wrong," said Jamel Morson, Jordan's father.

60 days after the shooting, Fox 2 filed a second report asking why no charges had been filed. Less than 24 hours later, a warrant was submitted to the prosecutor's office and is still there three weeks later.

Late Tuesday, we received a statement from the prosecutor's office. It said, "We've requested some additional work from the police while we continue to actively work this case. In every case, it's critically important for us to make sure that we have all the available evidence before we make a charging decision, and this case is no different."

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Pensioners approve Detroit bankruptcy plan

    Pensioners approve Detroit bankruptcy plan

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:39:04 GMT
    The city of Detroit says workers and retirees have approved pension cuts, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city reported results Monday after two months of balloting ended July 11. A judge still must hold a trial to determine if Detroit's overall bankruptcy plan is fair and feasible, but support from retirees is vital.
    The city of Detroit says workers and retirees have approved pension cuts, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city reported results Monday after two months of balloting ended July 11. A judge still must hold a trial to determine if Detroit's overall bankruptcy plan is fair and feasible, but support from retirees is vital.
  • DPD's 6th precinct struck by bullets in drive-by shooting

    DPD's 6th precinct struck by bullets in drive-by shooting

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:06:31 GMT
    Detroit police say bullets struck the 6th Precinct building during a drive-by shooting. This was the same precinct where four officers were shot back in 2011.
    Detroit police say bullets struck the 6th Precinct building during a drive-by shooting. This was the same precinct where four officers were shot back in 2011.
  • City turns down Vinsetta Garage's new parking proposal

    City turns down Vinsetta Garage's new parking proposal

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:31:49 GMT
    Vinsetta Garage, a popular restaurant in Berkley, proposed to tear down several homes and build a parking lot to solve the parking issue in the neighborhood, but the proposal was turned down Monday at city hall.
    Vinsetta Garage, a popular restaurant in Berkley, proposed to tear down several homes and build a parking lot to solve the parking issue in the neighborhood, but the proposal was turned down Monday at city hall.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices