“The incident was documented by involved personnel. Additionally, the incident was further reviewed by Department Supervisory personnel and documented per Macomb Police Policy and Procedures.”
“Their actions do not represent the values of this organization and absolutely do not reflect upon the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who have courageously served our country as members of our armed forces.”
“We shouldn’t have to remind public servants that accepting bribes while conducting illegal activity could constitute a federal crime, but when necessary, that’s exactly what we’ll do.”
“Damaging repercussions are felt across our community and beyond whenever a sworn officer violates the civil rights of a person in their charge.”
After his release from prison, Cisneros was recently charged with conspiracy to commit bribery of a public official, bribery, and 26 counts of money laundering.
“If bail bondsman are allowed to do what our local police department can not do—and that is to enter a house without a warrant…from what I’m being told, it could be any house.”
“No one is above the law. Public officials should be working to benefit the people, not their own bank account.”
“The mistake that I made is not something that I am proud of. It is something that I’m very ashamed of…I want to apologize to this court for being in front of you when I knew better.”
U.S. District Judge John F. Walter sentenced Englander to 14 months in federal prison. The former city councilman was also ordered to pay a $15,000 fine.
“The price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world's poorest countries.”