The Madison Heights Police Explorers participated in a Case Investigation/Preparation and Criminal Trial exercise. Basically, the explorers were given scenarios to compete in and conducted the investigation. They later presented their cases and warrant requests to prosecutors and eventually assisted the attorneys and participated by testifying. Cases that were heard included a homicide and a kidnapping.
A mock jury was impaneled in the 43rd District Court-Madison Heights Divisions. Associate Advisor Briann Bierkamp played the role of judge while associate advisor Dennis Whittie and Audrey Huskins of Zack, Monroe P.C. of Troy, Michigan volunteered as the attorneys.
A special appreciation goes out to the Honorable Judge Robert Turner for allowing post members to utilize his courtroom for this training.