The owner of a Detroit recycling business filed a federal lawsuit against the city and is asking a judge for a restraining order against a police officer whom he said planted evidence — and the businessman is basing his claim on his own surveillance video.
Joe Fawaz, owner of Southwest Metals, told WJBK-TV that Detroit police sergeant Rebecca McKay can be seen on video “miraculously” pulling Detroit Edison copper wire from a room full of scrap on his premises. It’s against the law in Michigan to buy or sell stolen DTE copper cable.
“She looks to see if anyone is looking,” Fawaz said, observing the March 2013 video. “And all of a sudden, she beelines right to the corner. She doesn’t look to the left, she doesn’t look to the right.”
Fawaz continued, saying McKay “bends down, and she miraculously pulls something out.”
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