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State Supreme Court proposing rule on local court security


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a rule that would create local courthouse security committees.

The court will take public comment until Jan. 1.

Local security committees would be led by a judge and include police, the clerk of the court and others who use the building. The committee's job would be to create policies that improve safety and security.

Courthouse security varies from community to community. Some courthouses have been upgraded and expanded while others have been around since the 1800s. Some don't have metal detectors at the entrance.

The Supreme Court will accept comments electronically at ADMcomment@courts.mi.gov.

 

Grand jury indicts Detroit councilman on bribery charges


DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Detroit city councilman on bribery charges.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit says Gabe Leland faces one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and two counts of bribery.

Authorities say $15,000 in bribes and free auto body work were solicited and accepted from a local business owner. The indictment also accuses Leland of agreeing to help delay or prevent the city's sale of property the business owner believed was his.

Leland was elected in 2013, just a few weeks after former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sent to prison for 28 years for city hall corruption. Leland was re-elected in 2017.

The Associated Press left messages Thursday seeking comment from Leland and his attorney.

A bar owner sued Leland earlier this year, accusing him of extorting alcohol and food from the now-closed business.

 

26th Annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial  Labor Law Symposium
 

The community is invited to join Wayne Law alumni for the 26th annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 11 at Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, 471 W. Palmer in Detroit. The keynote speaker will be John F. Ring, chairman of the National Labor Relations Board.

The general registration fee is $100. For students, NLRB staff and government employees, the reduced fee is $35. Parking is available for $8 (credit and debit cards only) in Structure No. 1 across West Palmer Street from the law school. Registration is required and the fee will include meals and presentation materials. Register by October 8 at https://events.wayne.edu/law/2018/ 10/. Seating for the luncheon is limited. Late registrants and walk-ins may not be assured a meal.

Proceeds from the Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium will be used to fund future educational programs and to further labor law studies at Wayne Law. For more information contact Leilani Banks at lawreservations@wayne. edu.
 

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