Cop Who Shot and Killed 7-Year-Old Girl While Filming a Reality Show is a Police Officer Again



Detroit, MI– Officer Joseph Weekley had not been on the force since 2010 when he shot a sleeping child in the head during a botched raid executed on the wrong home.

The raid was being filmed for an episode of The First 48, and many believe the excessive tactics used were employed simply to create drama and excitement for the camera. Unfortunately, a beautiful little girl, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, 7, lost her life because of his reckless and violent actions.

Officer Weekely has now been reinstated to the force, according to Detroit Police Chief James Craig. As part of the department’s integration program, Weekely will return to the department in a non-field position, but the chief has allowed for the possibility for him to eventually go back into the field, stating,

“It’s tragic what happened to Aiyana, it’s tragic. Sometimes, we’re in a high-risk occupation, mistakes happen, and sometimes those mistakes result in tragedies, but we move on from that.”

Weekley was originally charged with felony involuntary manslaughter and misdemeanor careless discharge of a firearm causing death after young Aiyana took a fatal bullet to the head during a botched raid on her home.

The officer has already been on trial twice for this crime, both ending with deadlocked jurors and mistrials. The judge in the second trial shockingly dropped the manslaughter charge due to a motion by the defense. The same motion had been denied by a judge during his first trial.

In January, Prosecutor Kym Worthy dismissed the case against the killer cop.

According to the officer, a fellow cop threw a flash-bang grenade through the window, which temporarily blinded Weekley, who had been first through the door. When the effects of the flash-bang wore off, he realized there was a person on the couch. Weekley aimed his weapon at the couch where the child was sleeping beneath a “Hanna Montana” blanket. He claims her grandmother, Mertilla Jones, smacked his MP5 submachine gun, causing him to pull the trigger and kill Aiyana.

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Mertilla Jones disputes this claim and says that she reached for her granddaughter when the grenade came through the window, not for the officer’s gun. Jones asserts she did not make contact with an officer at any point during the assault on her home. Her fingerprints were not found on the weapon.

The family is now suing the city of Detroit, Officers Weekley and Rowe, The Detroit Police Department, and approximately 20 unidentified members of the Special Response Team, alleging a conspiracy to cover up details of the crime.

“Upon Defendants realizing that they had critically injured the seven-year-old girl, they intentionally conspired to cover-up their unlawful acts by providing false and fictitious information to the authorities and to the media regarding the shooting of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, including falsely claiming that the bullet that killed her was fired from inside the lower unit of the duplex rather than from the outside…”

Why a man who admittedly murdered a sleeping child would ever want to stalk the streets with a weapon remains unclear.  Watch out Detroit, there is an armed monster roaming free.

  • money

    white people–kill them all

    • rwg1949yt .

      Helter Skelter…Charles Manson, 1969

      In the months leading up to the Tate/LaBianca murders in August 1969,

      Charles Manson often spoke to the members of his “Family” about Helter

      Skelter, an apocalyptic war arising from racial tensions between

      blacks and whites.

      Manson and his followers were convicted of the murders based on the

      prosecution’s theory that they were part of a plan to trigger the

      Helter Skelter scenario.

    • Jeremy Mullins

      Man I hate you feel that way. While I can’t blame you, please know that there are whites like me who are behind you as one. I have family members who are black, they share the same blood as me. Some live in St.louis and I fear all the time they might meet the same demise. Don’t divide brother, some of us are standing with you.

      • soapdoctrine

        Jeremy wise words!

      • Brian

        Don’t entertain this stupid racist POS. If he were German saying “Jews–kill them all” You wouldn’t hesitate for a second to call him the Nazi piece of shit he is. I’m not standing with a bunch of primates that can’t fucking behave themselves. Get the black dick out of your mouth.

        • chris n

          you’re the fucking nazi

          jeremy should kill the white man inside him, like i try to do

          • better12than6

            Why should anyone need to kill the white man inside him?

    • Florine Fefe Thompson

      Nope that is not the answer and I am black that is exactly the wrong thing to do never paint everyone with the same brush.

      • Doll Phace

        I like that.

    • soapdoctrine

      Money you are the
      Problem, not all white people are bad, that’s like them saying all black people have violent tendencies which is bogus, but you play right into that violent rhetoric. Killing people makes you no better than the people that’s doing all this nonsense.

    • SirTerrance Murphy

      Just last week a black cop almost killed a black man death to all black men .

    • SirTerrance Murphy

      Douche bag

  • Headhunter

    Be not deceived; God is not mocked: For whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.

    • charles

      The deception is on all of us who truly believe things will get better if we just pray.

    • Sunday Gardénia

      STFU, crazy. A beautiful child is dead. It’s not the time to indulge your delusions. Idiot!

      • GracieW

        You shut up. Christians believe God will repay the wicked…like this cop. Other religions have the same concept but may call it things like karma. Why is that crazy? To want justice for a cop who killed a little girl in bed?

        • Sunday Gardénia

          Nobody gives a fuck what you mentally ill deluded idiots believe. You’re not different than the Taliban believing they will get 72 virgins if they kill for Allah. Idiot!

  • Jorge Cruz

    No wonder Detroit is crap when they go and scrape the bottom of a cesspool to find a scumbag like this and now he will be able to do again what he loves most and that is kill

  • soapdoctrine

    Money you are the
    Problem, not all white people are bad, that’s like then saying all black people have violent tendencies which is bogus. Killing people makes you no better than the people that’s doing all this nonsense.

  • Gordon Klock

    “A high risk occupation” to whom exactly ? ….

  • sweetie

    Who ever sees his punk azz first,do the same to his azz. Bitch azz.

  • Starlifter2

    Scumbag cop being covered by another scumbag cop.

  • Paulmatthew22

    Need to dissolve the Police force and start all over again with REAL POLICE that respect their community and its civilians,.This has got to STOP now!

  • Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529. The Court stated: “Where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction, when the officer had the right to make the arrest, from what it does if the officer had no right. What may be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed.”

    “An arrest made with a defective warrant, or one issued without affidavit, or one that fails to allege a crime is within jurisdiction, and one who is being arrested, may resist arrest and break away. lf the arresting officer is killed by one who is so resisting, the killing will be no more than an involuntary manslaughter.” Housh v. People, 75 111. 491; reaffirmed and quoted in State v. Leach, 7 Conn. 452; State v. Gleason, 32 Kan. 245; Ballard v. State, 43 Ohio 349; State v Rousseau, 241 P. 2d 447; State v. Spaulding, 34 Minn. 3621

  • Jason

    Fucc that pig and his mother for bringing a demon like him into this world fucc that stupid bitch and that police department fucc all them pigs and fucc that judge who let that fuccin pig go free I hope you all Burn in he’ll were you devil’s belong.

  • Richard Kramer

    Unbelievable! How can they justify this? Did they not think anyone would notice this garbage was back in uniform? The only uniform he should be wearing should have a prison ID number on it, not a badge number. I pray God judges this trash accordingly. God rest the soul of that beautiful little Angel.

  • Jennifer Shirley Aills

    Why isnt this being protested? I hope that POS officer gets death, So sad poor baby. I would have killed him right there.

    • calmdown

      Death??? He was let off!!! Hung juries. Mistrials. Dropped charges.

  • Alystar Mckenneh

    Of course because it’s Michigan the most corrupt state in the country

  • darkan9el

    he should still be in jail and absolutely should not be a police officer, ever. None of the events that occurred would have happened in that house if they had gone into the correct address. It makes you wonder why the police would allow a killer back into the force if not to incite a community. If they can get away with this they can get away with killing whomever they want. Watch your back Detroit.