DETROIT, MI – Two Detroit Police Officers have been arrested and charged with embezzlement, larceny and misconduct in office following an eight-month investigation.
Prosecutors authorized charges of embezzlement less than $20,000, larceny less than $20,000 and filing a false felony report.
Charles Lynem, 28-years-old, and Chancellor Searcy, 31-years-old, were arraigned Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 in 36th District Court on multiple cases. They are accused of allegedly lying and stealing during two arrests in 2013 and 2014.
They are both charged with misconduct in office, filing a false report and willful failure of a public official.
Lynem and Searcy were assigned to a tactical response unit.
On Monday, March 18th, 2013, the two officers arrested a 33-year-old Detroit man at a gas station in the 10600 block of Outer Drive. It is alleged that the two confiscated money from the man.
On Monday, August 4th, 2014, Officer Searcy allegedly stopped a 28-year-old Detroit man in the 4000 block of Webb and confiscated money from him.
Once again, six days later, on Sunday, August 10th, 2014, Officer Searcy allegedly stopped another Detroit man in the 7600 block of Quinn and patted him down and removed a sum of money from his pocket.
It is also alleged that Charles Lynem and Chancellor Searcy falsified the circumstances and documentation concerning an arrest on Saturday, September 27th, 2014, of a 41-year-old man in the 8000 block of West Grand Boulevard for carrying a concealed weapon.
Both have been suspended from the police force. Bond was set at $10,000 for each.