11/13/2008

Cop fired over Web site sworn in as Detroit officer

By M.L. Elrick
Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — John Bennett, an outspoken cop whose Web site became a favorite destination for those intrigued with the machinations of city politics, was sworn in as a Detroit police officer today.

Bennett, 45, was fired 4 1/2 years ago after he refused an order from then-Chief Jerry Oliver to shut down his Web site, www.firejerryo.com. Oliver, a favorite target of Bennett, eventually quit amid a controversy created when he failed to declare a handgun packed in bags for a flight out of Metro Airport.

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