State Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office will investigate a possible murder-for-hire plot involving a prison food service worker.
Michigan State Police suspects an Aramark employee of approaching an inmate of an Upper Peninsula prison about having another inmate killed.
The Detroit Free Press first reported the story last week. Now the attorney general’s office says it will launch its own investigation into the incident. It says the local State Police post in Sault Ste. Marie requested the investigation.
This is the last week the state Legislature is scheduled to meet before the November election. Lawmakers probably won’t take up any controversial bills until their “lame duck” session in December.
Supporters of legislation to add LBGT protections to Michigan’s civil rights law are still optimistic lawmakers will pass it before the end of the year.
“I’m pretty heartened by the openness that (state House Speaker Jase Bolger) has shown to us in having those discussions,” said Shelli Weisberg with the Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).