Flint Area Narcotics Group officer consumed alcohol at headquarters before crash

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FLINT (WJRT) (8/9/2018) - A police officer assigned to the Flint Area Narcotics Group was drinking alcohol before he got into a crash in Durand.

The accident eventually lead to reorganization of the drug team, which is comprised of Michigan State Police and officers from other law enforcement agencies.

An accident report shows 33-year-old Michael Schuyler was driving a state-owned Dodge van when it rear-ended a parked car on the night of May 15 in Durand.

The report says alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash, but Schuyler has not been charged.

A Michigan State Police says officers with the group, including Schuyler, were consuming alcohol at their Genesse County headquarters that night. All of the officers were off duty while drinking.

Disciplinary action against all five was still pending Thursday.

The three command officers in charge of the team have been taken off the streets and placed on administrative desk duties or placed on administrative leave. More discipline could follow against them.

First Lt. Shannon Sims, who had been commander of the State Police Lapeer Post, has been appointed the new FANG commander.