Recently it was revealed that two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old were arrested after Detroit police claim the teens were interfering in a prostitution sting. The teens are now filing suit against police, saying they were mistreated when police ordered them out of a vehicle and handcuffed them. According to news reports two of the teens were waiting for the third to get off work while simultaneously police were conducting a prostitution sting at a CVS across the street.
Police claim the teens were trying to warn a relative not to have any dealings with a prostitute who was undercover, however their lawyers maintain this behavior isn’t a crime. Ultimately, the teens were helping to stop a crime regardless of their intentions. A photo taken and posted via Snap Chat allegedly made the teens feel humiliated. Two of the teens were minors, and news reports claim police drove all three around before dropping them off and telling them to walk to Dearborn, their home. Sex crimes defense attorneys want to uncover the police officers’ motive, although criminal charges against the teens were dropped in August.