Detroit cop loses appeal over lawsuit
Detroit — The Michigan Supreme Court cleared the way for a trial or settlement in a lawsuit against a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed a 7-yearold girl during a raid in 2010.
Two courts said a jury can decide whether Joseph Weekley’s actions amounted to gross negligence.
Aiyana Stanley-Jones was shot in the head while she slept on a couch. Weekley, a member of an elite police unit, was the first officer through the door of her home during a chaotic search for a murder suspect. He says he accidentally fired his gun. Weekley was charged with involuntary manslaughter. The charge was dismissed at a second trial in 2014.
DTE Energy gets
$8.9 million rate hike
DTE Energy Co. customers will see a small increase in gas bills beginning in October.
The monthly increase for the average customers is 95 cents, according to the state, after the Public Service Commission approved a rate hike of $8.9 million for DTE.
The increase is expected to go for infrastructure investments, speeding removal of gas meters and to boost low-income assistance programs, the commission said.
The company had sought an increase of $85.1 million annually when it filed its request in November 2017. It later lowered its request to $38.1 million after adjusting for the impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act and other recalculations, officials said.
The increase granted by the commission is about 9 percent of DTE's original request, officials noted.