Subject: Investigation of public corruption within the Detroit police department homicide section.
I’m Malcolm Butler an inmate locked up in the M.D.O.C on a wrongful conviction of a Murder in 1999. I am Actually Innocent of this and this is my story of a corrupted detective on my case that just wanted to get a conviction and close a case. Detective Sgt. Dale Collins from the Homicide Division told me on August 24, 1999, when I came downtown with my attorney and the detective had us waiting for three hours and when my attorney went to look for the detective they both came back in then the detective told me if I didn't tell him about this homicide he was going to make this case on me. My attorney told him I didn't know anything about this homicide. The detective left the room again, and when he came back in the room again he said I changed with this homicide and he took me to the ninth floor and he never read me my rights.
The next day I went to my preliminary hearing where there wasn't any evidence of me playing any role in this criminal act in question.
The prosecutor had two witnesses, my cousin and his wife, that were both threatened by Sgt. Dale Collins. They both told the judge that Collins threatened to take his kids if he didn't give him any names because all the evidence was at his house. So he gave the detective two names of some guys in the neighborhood that everybody knew. The detective ask him how he knew them and he told him, through me. Sgt. Collins then wrote a statement and told him to sign it if he wanted to leave with his wife and kids, so he did. The two witnesses didn't pan out, so at the preliminary examination, the prosecutor told the judge, that if she bound me over, he would find some more witnesses.
This Scandal of the DPD and the Prosecutor's office of fabricating evidence on people since the 1990s is so bad that the saying “1300 Beaubien” was known as the place where Criminals were routinely recruited by the police to fabricate statements and testimony, in exchange for release from custody and /or reduced sentences.
The same prosecutor, Timothy Baughman, who was the chief of research at the Wayne County Prosecutors' office, sent a memo to the Chief of Operations, Assistant Prosecutor Pudzieski, in response to the issue raised in Agacinski's earlier memo regarding known lying jailhouse snitches. Agacinski described the situation, that if true, it could cause tremendous problems, not the least of which, the police have no authority to make deals with prisoners in exchange for them acting as listening posts, which Baughman acknowledged.
This pattern of egregious police misconduct was confirmed by the prosecutor's office because Ramon Ward is Exonerated on the same basis.
My evidence is that the1998 FBI Uniform Crime Report indicates that the DPD reported 1,310 homicide arrests but only 430 homicide cases. Similarly, the MI State Police Uniform Crime Report indicates that in 1999, the DPD reported 1,152 homicide arrests for 415, homicides and in 2000 the DPD reported 1,217 homicide arrests for 396 homicides. The big question is, the same detective on my case, and the exonerations involving lying jailhouse snitches had a pattern of threatening and coercing witnesses. And the duty of the prosecutor is to disclose the conduct of this detective to the defendant (me) and my lawyer.
That includes sharing details about police officers who have committed crimes, lied on the Job, or whose honesty has been called into doubt. My wrongful convictions resulted when prosecutors skirted the court rules and didn't bring this officer's misconduct to the light. If this Brady evidence had been disclosed at trial, I would have been acquitted and not spent decades in prison. The U.S Supreme Court made it clear in United States v. Brady, that police and prosecutors must provide defense attorneys with all exculpatory evidence, and have set a very high standard for prosecutors when it comes to disclosing problems in police officers' pasts that might raise questions about their honesty and integrity as witnesses.
As I end this letter I hope and pray that an attorney or someone can help me with this unconstitutional wrongful conviction thank you for reading this.
This is declared accurate and truthful under federal law 28 USC 1746.
Malcomb Butler #307281
Macomb Correctional Facility
34625 - 26 Mile Rd.
Lenox Township, MI 48048
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