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It sounds so improbable that it has to be a joke, but no. The police were actually fighting each other in Detroit in early November.
The incident was so embarrassing that Detroit Police Department has launched an internal investigation into the two different precincts.
It took place in Andover, on Detroit's east side which has a well-known problem with drugs. Detroit itself has a pretty bad reputation when it comes to crime - it was known as the murder capital of the US for many years, it now has the second highest murder rate in the US.
Detroit Police chiefs are now investigating what went wrong. Credit: PA
"(It is) definitely drug problem for years, it has been a drug problem," one resident told Fox News of Andover in Detroit. "I don't think anyone can stop it."
But the cops aren't resting on their laurels, they're out there trying their best. A recent operation, for example, saw two undercover officers from the 12th Precinct pretending to be dealers, looking for customers who they would then arrest. Seems simple enough, yeah?
However, apparently the Precincts don't actually talk to each other, as while the two officers were working undercover, two other officers from the 11th Precinct rocked up. They spotted the "drug dealers" and then ordered them to the ground. Awkward.
And then it got worse, the special ops team from the 12th Precinct showed up, presumably to look after their boys, and started to raid the 19300 block of Andover - a well known drug den.
But for some reason, instead of turning their attention to the drug den, the officers from the 11th Precinct and the 12th Precinct turned on each other and started fighting.
Meanwhile, the owner of the drug den just watched.
Guns were drawn and punches pulled, and one officer was taken to the hospital but it's unclear how badly injured he was, according to Fox News.
Perhaps understandably, an internal investigation is ongoing.
Looks like the criminals are winning in Detroit - or at the very least the police aren't winning.
Words Laura Hamilton
Source: Fox News
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