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June 10, 2022

Michigan AG Issues Statement Over Misleading Facebook Post

By T. Thompson In Featured, Latest News with Comments Off on Michigan AG Issues Statement Over Misleading Facebook Post

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a statement of warning after a Facebook post including information purported to be from her office went viral.

“To be clear, the information contained in the post did not come from the Department of Attorney General,” Nessel said. “This is a reminder that you should scrutinize posts you see on social media before sharing them to your networks.” 

The post, which claims to be “a message from the office of Attorney General state of Michigan,” incorrectly says drivers can dial 1-1-2 to reach police dispatch.

The AG’s office says anyone who needs to reach law enforcement should dial 9-1-1.

The bogus post also cites an incident with the Canton Police Department.

“The Canton Police Department also confirmed the alleged incident described in the post did not result in a report with the agency,” Nessel’s office said in a press release.

You can view a screenshot of a portion of the post below, courtesy of the Nessel’s office.

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