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Technical Issue Shuts Down 911 System In Parts Of Michigan

Jan 31, 2020


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An upgrade to Michigan’s 911 emergency system caused a technical issue which resulted in early morning outages across the state. 

State police say a fiber optic line was being updated about 2:30 a.m. Friday when the system crashed and remained down for several hours.

It was restored about 7 a.m. Many county dispatch centers used non-emergency lines as backup.

Grand Rapids police in western Michigan say service has been restored but “intermittent outages may be possible.”

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court is tossing out an agreement under which the sheriff's department in Indianapolis stopped detaining people based solely on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests.

The Indiana attorney general's office argued a federal judge improperly approved the 2017 deal settling a lawsuit against the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill says the ruling upholds state law requiring police cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

State Police don't think a neighboring state's medical marijuana program will cause increased trafficking in Indiana.