Latest: Lawyer: Police 'dropped ball' in officer shooting

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Posted: Dec 07, 2016 4:46 PM

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Wayne State University police officer in Detroit (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

A defense attorney says authorities "dropped the ball" while investigating the fatal shooting of a Detroit college police officer, which led to charges being filed and dropped against her client.

Nicole James says in a statement that police and prosecutors rushed to judgment when they arrested and charged DeAngelo Davis with murder in the Nov. 22 death of Wayne State University officer Collin Rose. Prosecutors dropped those charges on Wednesday.

James says Rose's death was "a tragic loss," but she added it's "also wrong" that police arrested Davis without evidence.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy didn't say why authorities no longer consider Davis a suspect. She didn't take questions from reporters during a news conference.

The 29-year-old Rose died a day after the shooting.


10:35 a.m.

Murder charges have been dropped against a man in the killing of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head last month.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday that charges against DeAngelo Davis have been dropped. The 31-year-old Detroit man was accused of shooting Wayne State University Officer Collin Rose on Nov. 22. Davis had been jailed without bond since his arrest that night. He faced charges of first-degree murder and murder of a police officer.

Wayne State employs about 65 officers. The 29-year-old Rose died a day after the shooting and was posthumously promoted to sergeant. He is the only Wayne State officer killed in the line of duty.