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State drops felony charges against officers with Downriver ties in auto inspections case

This is extraordinary, something that almost never happens.

That’s the way Ann Arbor-based attorney Joe Simon described the decision by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office to drop the case against four police officers with Downriver ties.

Gregory Bumgardner, 44, of Southgate; Tammy Barnes, 59, of Brownstown Township; and brothers John Greene, 43, of Wyandotte and Tim Greene, 42, of Romulus, were all facing multiple felony charges dating back to March 2018 pertaining to alleged improper salvage vehicle inspections.

Bumgardner is a former Riverview police officer who was authorized by the Riverview Police Department to conduct inspections. He was charged with 21 felony counts of uttering and publishing.

Barnes is a member of the Detroit Police Department and was authorized to conduct inspections by the Bangor Police Department in southwest Michigan. She was facing 18 felony counts of uttering and publishing.

Tim Greene is a lieutenant in the Northfield Township Police Department and was authorized to conduct inspections by the Hamburg Police Department. He was charged with six felony counts of uttering and publishing.

John Greene is a Detroit Public Schools public safety officer and was authorized to conduct inspections by the Hamburg Police Department in Livingston County. He was facing seven felony counts of uttering and publishing.

Several other officers outside the Downriver area also were charged at the time. Read More Here: http://www.thenewsherald.com/news/state-drops-felony-charges-against-officers-with-downriver-ties-in/article_5c7f96dc-7bdb-11e9-a540-db4cf55a8688.html

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