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Undercover Cops Posing As Drug Buyers Try To Buy Drugs From Undercover Cops Posing As Drug Dealers

DETROIT (WJBK)An internal investigation has been launched at the Detroit Police Department after two different precincts got into a turf war as they converged on an east side neighborhood.

Neighbors who live on Andover on Detroit’s east side will be the first to tell you this area is known for constant drug activity.

“Definitely a drug problem in our neighbor for years,” said one resident, ” but I don’t think anyone can stop it.”

On Thursday Detroit police certainly tried — but maybe too hard.

I think the headline and overall gist of this story might be perceived as embarrassing by most people. Like the Keystone Kops over here wrestling all over the streets trying to arrest each other. I’m a cop! No I’m a cop!

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But I have a different opinion.  I would argue that these cops are TOO good at their jobs and that Detroit PD is TOO effective.

Sources say it started when two special ops officers from the 12th Precinct were operating a “push off” on Andover near Seven Mile. That is when two undercover officers pretend to be dope dealers, waiting for eager customers to approach, and then arrest potential buyers and seize their vehicles.

But this time, instead of customers, special ops officers from the 11th Precinct showed up. Not realizing they were fellow officers, they ordered the other undercover officers to the ground.

FOX 2 is told the rest of the special ops team from the 12th Precinct showed up, and officers began raiding a house in the 19300 block of Andover. But instead of fighting crime, officers from both precincts began fighting with each other.

Sources say guns were drawn and punches were thrown while the homeowner stood and watched.

Guns drawn and punches thrown. Incredible.  That’s how good these cops were at being undercover.  They literally couldn’t tell that the other group was all cops as well.  So in character and so deep and too caught up in the criminal underworld – too good at their jobs – to the point that it created mass confusion.  They were so dedicated to keeping drugs off the street and out of the hands of our children that they ended up brawling on the street over it with each other.  It’s called committing to the role – like the Daniel Day Lewis of undercover policing.

Those are the type of cops I want protecting my neighborhood.

[via Fox 2 Detroit]