Daily Briefs

Police director faces investigation after NFL protest post

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan State Police says an internal investigation will determine whether the agency’s director will be disciplined for sharing a Facebook post that called some NFL players “anti-American degenerates.”

Spokeswoman Shanon Banner said in an email Friday that Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue will be treated the same as any other state police employee accused of misconduct.

Banner says if Etue is found to have violated agency policy, she could receive a written reprimand or a five-day suspension.

Etue has apologized, and Gov. Rick Snyder says he won’t fire her. Some legislators, civil rights groups and others want her out.

Etue shared a post signed “we the people.” It calls NFL players who kneel during the national anthem “millionaire ingrates who hate America and disrespect our armed forces and veterans.”


Applications for bail bondsmen due Oct. 30

Pursuant to MCLA 750.167b, the judges of the Circuit Court are to annually compile and maintain an up-to-date list of the names of persons engaged in the business of becoming surety upon bonds for compensation in criminal cases. The statute states: “The list shall be compiled annually by the Judges of the Circuit Court of each Circuit and the names of persons engaged in the business of becoming surety upon bonds for compensation shall be added to the list by the Judges upon proper application.”  The Court will circulate the 2018 Bail Bondsmen list to the appropriate agencies in accordance with the statute.

Accordingly, the court administrator has prepared two applications for bondsmen: one for persons backed by insurance and the other for persons backed by real property. Persons or businesses may apply for inclusion on the list under either category or both. (Statutory authority for this review appears in MCLA 765.20.)

The Bail Bondsman application period is ongoing and runs through October 30, 2017.  Copies of the Bail Bondsman applications are available on line at www.oakgov.com under Circuit Court Forms and Publications or in the Court Administration Office. 
Only current applications will be accepted and must include all of the accompanying documentation to be considered for the 2018 Bail Bondsman List.  Applications must be hand delivered or mailed to Oakland County Circuit Court Administration, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Pontiac, Michigan 48341, no later than October 30, 2017.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. You may contact Karen Koshen in the Court Administration Office at 248-858-0296 for more information.


Meet the Judges Oct. 3

Join your peers from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 651 E. Jefferson Avenue in Detroit to “Meet the Judges.” This special event is sponsored by Catholic Lawyers Society of Detroit, ISIAL, Polish American Lawyers Society, and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Remarks begin at 5:30 and will be followed by a group photo. RSVP by contacting Denise Hickey, Asst. Dean of Alumni Relations, at (313) 596-0202 or hickeydp@udmercy.edu.