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Police 'dropped ball' in officer shooting

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DETROIT (AP) -

A defense attorney says authorities "dropped the ball" while investigating the fatal shooting of a Detroit college police officer, which led to charges being filed and dropped against her client.

Nicole James says in a statement that police and prosecutors rushed to judgment when they arrested and charged DeAngelo Davis with murder in the Nov. 22 death of Wayne State University officer Collin Rose. Prosecutors dropped those charges on Wednesday.

James says Rose's death was "a tragic loss," but she added it's "also wrong" that police arrested Davis without evidence.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy didn't say why authorities no longer consider Davis a suspect. She didn't take questions from reporters during a news conference.

The 29-year-old Rose died a day after the shooting.

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