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City opens investigation on Cushingberry's conduct after alcohol, pot found in car

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The city's inspector general is investigating the conduct of Detroit Council President Pro Tem George Cushingberry, Jr. during a traffic stop by police officers.

The city says the probe was started Friday and the results will be made public and shared with Mayor Mike Duggan, the City Council and state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr.

Cushingberry was ticketed and released after an open alcoholic beverage container and marijuana were discovered inside his vehicle during a traffic stop on January 7, 2014. Cushingberry admits a strong smell of marijuana was present, but he attributes it to the second passenger in the vehicle who has a medical marijuana card. He also says an empty rum bottle was from an old party.

Cushingberry, who is black, believes he was a victim of racial profiling when police stopped him. Police Chief James Craig says one of the officers was black. Craig has ordered an internal investigation of the actions of a police supervisor who released Cushingberry, who was issued a ticket for failing to use a turn signal.

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