The Latest on the crash that killed a Michigan police officer (all times local):
The Detroit Police Department is launching two investigations into how a police officer died in a car crash.
Chief James Craig says 25-year-old Officer Darren Weathers died at a hospital Tuesday following the collision. Craig initially said Weathers was participating in a training exercise at the time of the crash, but it's possible he may have been on his way to meet with the Police Integrity Unit for the training.
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Craig says the cause of the crash is being investigated. An initial investigation indicates speed may have been a factor. Weathers apparently lost control of the vehicle, crashed into another vehicle and then slammed into a brick wall.
Craig says an internal probe will examine the training practices since the department doesn't sanction training in uncontrolled environments.
A well-liked Michigan police officer who died in a car crash is the latest in a string of tragedies to befall the Detroit Police Department.
Chief James Craig says 25-year-old Officer Darren Weathers died at a hospital following a collision during a training exercise Tuesday. Craig says the crash is being investigated.
Weathers had been on the force for less than two years. Craig says Weathers was a phenomenal officer. Weathers was known for interacting with kids and trying to give them a more positive relationship with police.
Weathers also received a medal of valor for helping his partner who was shot while on duty last April.
Weathers' death comes after three officers were injured during a standoff Monday. Officer Glenn Doss Jr. died after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call Jan. 24.