Human Resources and Law

GRPD officers avoid charges

February 2, 2017
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A special prosecutor said three Grand Rapids Police Department officers won't face charges for their handling of a crash involving a former deputy prosecutor.

Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said yesterday the three officers didn't violate the law, but their actions "call into question their fitness to continue as police."

Getting said former Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Joshua Kuiper will be charged with reckless driving causing serious injury and a moving violation causing serious injury.

Kuiper wasn't given a Breathalyzer test and was cited for driving the wrong way down a one-way street. One officer gave him a ride from the scene.

The other driver injured in the crash is suing Kuiper.

The three officers have been suspended without pay pending termination hearings. The police chief has recommended their dismissals.

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