Review committee of the graphic novel in the high school library, 2 DPD officials accused of corruption

Committee to review graphic novel in library at Troy High School in Athens after parent complaint

DETROIT – The Troy School Board is about to decide whether to remove a graphics brief from the library at Troy Athens High School or leave the book.

One parent complained about Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” and said he considered an image inside the graphic novel to be pornographic.

The Graphic Novel is not part of any mandatory program and has a graphic content warning label. He was at the library because he was part of an AP seminar in 2015. He has been consulted three times in the past six years.

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Detroit Police Integrity Unit Supervisor, one of two DPD officials accused of corruption

A supervisor of the Detroit Police DepartmentLt. John F. Kennedy’s Integrity Unit is one of two DPD officials who were indicted Wednesday in a bribery scheme.

Officials said Kennedy, 56, of Rochester Hills, was the supervisor at the head of the ministry’s integrity unit when he conspired with Constable Daniel S. Vickers, 54, of Livonia, to commit bribes. He held the position from 2017 to March 2018 in the seventh constituency.

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