Dearborn Heights police officer back under investigation

By Hank Winchester, Local 4 Reporter, @HankLocal4
Published On: Apr 08 2013 05:13:27 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 08 2013 06:30:58 PM EDT

Officer Ed Garcia is accused of approaching the Wayne County Prosecutors Office about working to change the outcome of a drug case involving a friend of his.

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. -

Dearborn Heights police officer Ed Garcia is a veteran officer who is very involved in the community.

Garcia has been on the force for a number of years. However, he's on administrative leave right now after being written up. He could face possible legal charges.

The Local 4 Defenders have learned Garcia is accused of reportedly approaching the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office about working to change the outcome of a drug case involving a friend of his.

The investigation of possible wrong-doing is underway by the Dearborn Heights police chief.

If Garcia's name sounds familiar it's because just a few years ago he was fired from the police force after an internal department investigation revealed he acted inappropriately when handling a different case.

Garcia was reinstated after he filed a grievance and an arbitrator ruled in his favor.

Now, the Dearborn Heights police officer is dealing with a new scandal, putting him and his judgment in the spotlight again.

The question: Will Garcia get his job back or will this be the final straw?

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