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A new book by a veteran criminal defense lawyer tells the story of how a former police officer who worked in a city where people were often arrested for petty crimes, including drug possession, died after he was found in a hot car.
The book, “Justice for Mike,” is based on the personal account of Robert O’Donnell, who was a longtime street lawyer in Detroit and who died in March 2014 at age 71 after being found unconscious in a parked car.
O’Donnell’s death was the first of its kind in the United States.
It was widely reported at the time.
But there was little public interest in the case.
The story of O’Connell’s death, published by The Detroit News in November, was met with shock and anger by the people who knew him best.
The day after O’Dowles death, police officers were called to his apartment on the city’s west side for a drug possession arrest.
After he refused to answer questions, the officers searched his apartment and found him unresponsive.
Oddly, O’Brienns wife was in the house when the officers arrived and helped restrain him, but he never regained consciousness and died at the hospital.
His death was investigated by the police department, but no criminal charges were filed.
The Detroit police department did not immediately respond to questions about the case and a spokesman said the department had no information on the O’Boys death.
Police and prosecutors declined to comment.
Odoherty and O’Donoughill have both spoken about their experiences with the Detroit police.
In his book, ODOOUGHILL recounts how in January 2013, he got into a dispute with the city over a parking ticket he received.
He had parked at a vacant lot next to the Detroit Police Department headquarters, which he said had no signs or signs of a police presence.
When he tried to leave, Odoherty said, he was detained by two officers and a detective.
The officers, O DOOUGHILL told the book, kicked him to the ground and grabbed his wrists.
The officers allegedly told him he was resisting arrest and refused to take his hands off of him.
“They handcuffed me,” O DOOULL told the Detroit News.
“They started hitting me, kicking me.”ODOOUGHLL, who is African-American, says that during the arrest, one officer asked him, “Are you black?”
In response, O DoOUGHILL said, “I don’t know.
I’m not black.”
He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
O DOOUGHLL says that he was told to put his hands up, but that the officer didn’t respond.
“I was in shock,” he said.
“That’s when they kicked me again.
I said, ‘What the fuck is going on?’
They told me to put my hands up again.”
In March 2014, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office charged two officers in the beating and assault of O DOOGLIES wife, who ODOOGLILL said was not injured during the incident.
The two officers have since been indicted on three counts of first-degree murder and five counts of second-degree assault.ODOOGHILL said the officers involved, Lt.
Thomas D. Gorman and Officer Paul M. Schubert, were cleared by a grand jury and he is asking the public for help in finding their whereabouts.
O DOWLIES widow says the investigation has been shut down.
In a statement, her attorney, Robert O Dickson, said the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit Free Times had withheld information from her family.
“As a mother of four children, I feel it is my duty to do what is right to protect the public from harm,” he wrote.
“If you or anyone you know needs help in any way, please reach out to the police and/or prosecutors immediately.”
The Michigan Attorney’s Office did not respond to a request for comment.