Michigan Dems file public records request over James Craig's tenure as Detroit police chief

George Hunter
The Detroit News

Detroit — Republican gubernatorial candidate James Craig was not certified as a police officer in Michigan during his eight-year tenure as Detroit police chief, although he says he had full law enforcement powers after being deputized by two Wayne County sheriffs.

While police chiefs are not required to be certified with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, and other former Detroit chiefs also were not certified, the issue of Craig's lack of certification, first reported by The Detroit News in 2013, resurfaced recently.

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