Covert Catch Fade: Detroit Drug Op Goes Awry After Officers’ Embarrassing Scuffle

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Yellow police tape says “police line do not cross” is set against blurry background.

What a way to blow your cover…

Two special ops officers, pretending to be dope dealers were beat up by officers from a different precinct after they pulled up on the undercovers, forcing them to the ground. Guns were drawn and one of the officers ended up in the hospital. Officials are reportedly blaming it on “miscommunication”.

According to Fox Detroit:

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.

How embarrassing!!! And dangerous. Thankfully, no one lost their life. An internal investigation has popped off after the incident, aside from that, reps for the police are declining to comment.

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