Detroit Police Officer Suspended for Birmingham Road Rage Incident

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BIRMINGHAM, MI – Detroit Police Officer Oscar Woodcum has been arraigned on Detroit Police Departmenttwo counts of felonious assault, with an alternate charge of brandishing a firearm concerning a road rage incident that he found himself in on October 3rd, 2014 around 7pm.

Oscar Joseph Woodcum, 43-years-old, of Wixom, MI., was off-duty at the time of the incident.

He reportedly threatened a fellow motorist with a .40 Glock handgun on Woodward near Maple in Birmingham.  Woodcum drove his vehicle southbound into Royal Oak, where Royal Oak police officers pulled Woodcum’s vehicle over.

Woodcum appeared in 48th District Court this morning and posted a $20,000 bond, 10 percent. He will be back in court October 14th, 2014.

The Detroit Police Department posted to their Facebook page the following statement:

In light of the recent incident involving Detroit Police Officer Oscar Woodcum, the Detroit Police Department has launched an internal investigation. This investigation will be conducted by the department’s Professional Standards Bureau. During the course of this investigation, Officer Woodcum will be suspended. Any questions regarding his criminal charges will be deferred to the Birmingham Police Department. Information regarding his internal review will be provided at the conclusion of the investigation.


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