Michigan court adjourned till May in Windsor cop hearing
A court case for a Windsor police officer accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the United States has been adjourned until May.
Const. David Bshouty appeared before the court at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, Mich. Friday, for a preliminary examination. However, the case was adjourned until May 9, so investigators can review more surveillance video from the Ambassador Bridge.
Judge Michael Wagner also ruled on bond conditions that will allow Bshouty to cross the border without restrictions, so long as he calls in advance for an escort.
The 31-year-old was arrested on April 14 for allegedly trying to smuggle three grams of cocaine into the U.S. He was held in a Michigan jail for several days, where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 25 grams.
The charges stem from a two-month-long investigation that started after Windsor police received an anonymous tip. An internal investigation was launched immediately afterwards by the risk management unit.
Windsor police have laid an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance against Bshouty. The charge is in relation to a small quantity of prescription narcotics, suspected to be Oxycodone. A court date for that charge has not yet been set.
Bshouty has since been suspended from duty with pay.