romulus http://michiganradio.org en Amidst public corruption investigation, Romulus mayor says he's not quitting http://michiganradio.org/post/amidst-public-corruption-investigation-romulus-mayor-says-hes-not-quitting <p>This is not a great week for Romulus Mayor Alan Lambert.</p><p>State police are investigating him for public corruption and raided his home last month.</p><p>So far he's refusing to step down, even after the city council asked him to resign last night.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:30:15 +0000 Kate Wells 11978 at http://michiganradio.org Amidst public corruption investigation, Romulus mayor says he's not quitting Another Romulus official resigns http://michiganradio.org/post/another-romulus-official-resigns <p>ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit official has joined the community's police chief in resigning after a state police raid on the mayor's home.<br><br>The Detroit Free Press and WXYZ-TV report Romulus Economic Development Director Tim Keyes submitted his resignation Friday hours after police Chief Robert Dickerson did the same. Keyes' letter said he could "no longer in good conscience work for the current city administration."<br><br>Dickerson wrote Mayor Alan Lambert's "decision to stay in office" left him with "no choice but to" quit.<br> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:18:43 +0000 The Associated Press 11943 at http://michiganradio.org Another Romulus official resigns Romulus Police Chief resigns; calls for mayor's resignation, too http://michiganradio.org/post/romulus-police-chief-resigns-calls-mayors-resignation-too <p>Romulus Police Chief Robert Dickerson has resigned his job.</p><p><a href="http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/wayne_county/romulus-police-chief-robert-dickerson-announces-retirement-in-letter-to-mayor">He did so in a scathing letter </a>in which he also called on Romulus’s mayor, Alan Lambert, to resign.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:33:27 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 11939 at http://michiganradio.org Romulus Police Chief resigns; calls for mayor's resignation, too 7 charged in Romulus police corruption scandal http://michiganradio.org/post/7-charged-romulus-police-corruption-scandal <p>The Detroit suburb of Romulus is at the center of <a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20110927/METRO01/109270407/Bond-set-for-Romulus-cops-charged-with-using-drug-funds-for-prostitutes--pot--alcohol">a massive police corruption scandal that includes the city&rsquo;s ex-police chief.</a></p><p>Officials say in 2008, a &ldquo;highly placed&rdquo; Romulus police official asked Michigan State Police to investigate corruption allegations within the department.</p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:26:03 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 4339 at http://michiganradio.org 7 charged in Romulus police corruption scandal Hazardous waste deep injection wells might reopen http://michiganradio.org/post/hazardous-waste-deep-injection-wells-might-reopen <p>It&#39;s been five years since the deep injection wells in Romulus, Michigan stopped pumping hazardous waste close to a mile underground.</p><p>Now those wells might reopen. From the <a href="http://detnews.com/article/20110517/METRO01/105170399/1361/">Detroit News:</a></p><blockquote><p>The two wells located off Citrin Drive have drawn opposition in the Romulus area long before original owner Environmental Disposal Systems (EDS) began accepting waste there in 2005. Operations were halted when the company ran into financial problems and state inspectors discovered leaks in the above ground apparatus. There was no lasting environmental damage, but the findings fueled opposition from local residents...</p><p>This week, EPA officials appear ready to grant tentative approval for Environmental Geo-Technologies&#39; underground injection control permit, which would bring the reopening of the site one step closer to reality.</p></blockquote><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;"><p>The deep injection wells in Romulus have been a controversial subject for decades. Tue, 17 May 2011 21:02:58 +0000 Mark Brush 2538 at http://michiganradio.org Hazardous waste deep injection wells might reopen Romulus Police Chief goes on leave after raids http://michiganradio.org/post/romulus-police-chief-goes-leave-after-raids <p>The <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110318/NEWS02/103180382/1001/news">Detroit Free Press</a> reports that Romulus Police Chief Michael St. Andre has taken administrative leave after State Police conducted searches at the Romulus police headquarters, his wife&#39;s tanning salon and other buildings associated with the police department.</p><p>The State Police searched the buildings for an investigation coordinated with the Wayne County prosecutor and the FBI.</p><p>Romulus Mayor Alan Lambert&#39;s statement is quoted in the Free Press article:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Chief St. Andre&#39;s decision to go on administrative leave is motivated solely by his desire to ensure that the Police Department and the city can continue functioning without interference. His decision puts his long career in law enforcement in the backseat so the citizens of Romulus can get a full and fair investigation.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>The Freep reports the investigation into the police department&#39;s special investigative unit was started after complaints from a Romulus officer more than a year ago.</p><p>No charges have been filed. Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:45:20 +0000 Mark Brush 1700 at http://michiganradio.org Romulus Police Department searched by Michigan State Police http://michiganradio.org/post/romulus-police-department-searched-michigan-state-police <p><strong>Update: March 16th, 11:18 a.m.</strong></p><p>Michigan State police officials have not provided details on why they searched&nbsp; buildings associated with the Romulus Police Department. State Police Inspector Garth Burnside told the <a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20110316/METRO01/103160365/1410/METRO01/State-Police-search-Romulus-department--chief%E2%80%99s-home">Detroit News</a> that the search warrants were part of an ongoing investigation with the Wayne County prosecutor and the FBI.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20110316/METRO01/103160365/1410/METRO01/State-Police-search-Romulus-department--chief%E2%80%99s-home">Detroit News</a> reports that the following locations were searched:</p><ul><li>the Romulus police headquarters</li><li>the home of Romulus Police Chief Michael St. Andre</li><li>St. Andre&#39;s wife&#39;s tanning salon</li><li>a building housing Police Department records</li><li>and a residence Burnside declined to identify.</li></ul><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">The <a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20110316/METRO01/103160365/1410/METRO01/State-Police-search-Romulus-department--chief%E2%80%99s-home">Detroit News</a> spoke with a lawyer who sued the Police Chief and the City&nbsp; of Romulus &quot;over the disappearance of $300,000 worth of auto parts seized by Romulus police.&quot; The lawyer&#39;s client said the auto parts were in a trailer seized by police.</div><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">&nbsp;</div><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">According to the News, the Romulus police contended there were no auto parts in the trailer and the case was dismissed in January 2010.<br />&nbsp;</div><p><strong>March 15th, 11:36 a.m.</strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/msp">Michigan State Police</a> are saying little about a search warrant served today&nbsp;at the Romulus Police Department.&nbsp; State Police Inspector Garth Burnside would only confirm that state troopers, along with<a href="http://detroit.fbi.gov/"> FBI </a>agents and the <a href="http://www.waynecounty.com/prosecutor/">Wayne County Prosecutors Office</a> served the warrant at 7 a.m. this morning.</p><p>Burnside says the search of the <a href="http://www.romulusgov.com/default.asp?objectid=101679E2A0-1&amp;area_2=pages%2Fdepartments%2Fpublicsafety%2Fmain&amp;NC=1X">Romulus Police Department</a> is part of an ongoing investigation.</p><p>He declined to say what is the focus of the investigation. Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:18:27 +0000 Steve Carmody & Mark Brush 1657 at http://michiganradio.org Romulus Police Department searched by Michigan State Police