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Charges dropped against man accused in Wayne State cop killing

Dec 7, 2016

Prosecutors in Detroit say they had the wrong man in jail for the murder of Wayne State University Police Sgt. Collin Rose on November 22.

They are dropping all charges against DeAngelo Davis, 31, who was arraigned in connection with the fatal shooting and pled not guilty to killing Officer Rose on Nov. 25.

In a very short news conference Wednesday, Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy announced that based on a review of new evidence, Davis "has been eliminated as a suspect in the case."  She said he will be released from custody today.

"We all remain deeply committed to making sure that justice is done in this case, to making sure the perpetrator for the killing of Officer Rose is brought to justice," said Worthy.

Worthy did not provide further details about the dismissed case, citing the ongoing investigation. She did not say whether they have another suspect in the case.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced a $15,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case.