Michigan Attorney General launches Hate Crimes Unit

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MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) — Attorney General Dana Nessel has officially released her new Hate Crimes Unit inside the Criminal Division of the Department of Attorney General.

Assistant Attorney General Sunita Doddamani has been appointed as a lead prosecutor within the unit, and Special Agent David Dwyre has been named lead investigator.

“Hate itself isn’t always a crime and our civil liberties guard the proper to speak approximately even the most terrible of things,” stated Nessel. But when a crime is devoted towards someone or property, and it is influenced through a wrongdoer’s bias towards a specific institution, then my Office will act. To do this, we intend to paintings with each federal and neighborhood government to ensure these crimes are thoroughly investigated and prosecuted to the fullest quantity possible beneath the law.”

Nessel is encouraging members of the public and other law enforcement organizations to contact the Hate Crimes Unit if they have the know-how of, or a sufferer of, a criminal offense encouraged through hate.

Officials at the Department of Attorney General will comply with-up on every credible tip, will launch impartial investigations while enough cause exists and could provide departmental sources to assist our local and federal regulation enforcement partners.

“Hate crimes aren’t simply an assault on a specific character; however a message to an entire institution,” Nessel delivered. “That’s why they’re so unfavorable to communities and why we want to associate with our nearby government if we are hoping to eliminate them. I’m happy to have the possibility as Attorney General to put a spotlight on this crucial problem.”

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