Ex-cop faces misconduct charge
A former Ann Arbor police officer was arraigned Thursday on charges of misconduct, according to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.
Jason Jackson Kitts, 38, of Westland was charged with three counts of misconduct in office and one count of unauthorized access of the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN), officials said.
“The investigation was in response to citizen complaints,” said Steven Hiller, Washtenaw County assistant prosecutor. “The Ann Arbor police turned it over to the (Michigan) State Police.”
Hiller declined to provide details regarding the allegations against Kitts.
Misconduct is a felony punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and $10,000 fine. Unauthorized LEIN access is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum 93 days in jail and $500 fine.
Kitts is free on a personal recognizance bond, officials said. He returns to 14A-1 District Court on Thursday for a probable cause conference and Feb. 3 for a preliminary examination.