Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Police in a Detroit suburb have apologized for its officers’ conduct after a black man was questioned when a woman claimed he was staring at her. WXYZ-TV reports the incident happened on Tuesday. Royal Oak police say the encounter with 20-year-old Devin Myers should have been “very short” and the officer “had no legal right” to demand Myers’ identification. Authorities say a probationary officer will receive additional training and a supervisor has been disciplined.
DETROIT (AP) — Active and retired UAW-Ford members are scheduled to participate in an annual car show along Woodward Avenue in Detroit. The union says more than 40 people will showcase their classic, hot rod, custom and specialty Ford Motor Co. vehicles Friday during the Community Cruise which connects Detroit to the popular Woodward Dream Cruise.
DETROIT (AP) — A 61-year-old Michigan man exonerated in the 1985 arson-related slayings of his wife and young daughters will receive $1.3 million from the state after fighting to get compensation under a law his case inspired. Attorney General Dana Nessel on Thursday approved the award for David Gavitt under the state’s Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act. Gavitt spent 26 years in prison before a county prosecutor agreed that the arson evidence behind his conviction no longer was credible.
DETROIT (AP) — Regardless of her reputation as a performer, Aretha Franklin’s cancer doctors say she was no diva as a patient. Two doctors who treated the Queen of Soul say she handled her diagnosis and treatment with grace _ and the grit to keep performing for years. Franklin, who died in Detroit on Aug. 16, 2018, at 76, had pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. It’s a rare disease that differs from the more common, aggressive type of pancreatic cancer.