Greg Marohn

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Service Record

Oakland County Michigan Sheriff's Office

Rank Deputy
Dates of Service Ended December 9, 2020.[1]
Last Known Status Resigned[1]

Holly Michigan Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired in March 2022.[1]
Last Known Status Resigned[1]

As part of their background check, the agency received Marohn's personnel file but was denied access to his internal record. The personnel file showed nothing about addiction or medical issues. The agency was not aware of the 2020 incident described below. Marohn claimed that his separation was for a "poor driving history".[1]

A 2018 state law requires agencies to report the separation of officers to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), which would scrutinize officers when they applied to other agencies. MCOLES claims to have been understaffed at the time of Marohn's hiring in Holly.[1]

Incident Reports

2020 Drug Purchases and Racists Slurs

News report with in-vehicle camera footage

On December 4, 2020, Marohn was on duty but not responding to an emergency when his in-vehicle camera automatically began recording as his vehicle exceeded 90mph. In the audio that was recorded, Marohn can be heard using speech-to-text on his cell phone to message a man to arrange the purchase of illegal drugs.[1]

Later on the drive, Marohn passed a woman who was walking along the road. Marohn said, "(Expletive) you (expletive). Little evil (expletive). Imagine this (expletive)" and "Imagine this (expletive) monkey, or whatever you are, Hispanic, or (n-word). They live in a nice house and think that they're something".[1]

Response Timeline

The Sheriff's Office opened an investigation.[1]

Marohn admitted to meeting his drug contact and purchasing schedule 2 narcotics. Marohn stated that he had made approximately 10 prior purchases while on duty.[1]

On December 9, 2020, Marohn resigned in lieu of termination, which was reported to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.[1]

2023 Drug Disclosure

On July 4, 2023, Marohn reported to work and had "extreme difficulties" using his police radio, repeatedly dropped his cell phone, and could not drive faster than 10mph.[1]

Response Timeline

Marohn was taken to the hospital, where he tested positive for an opioid addiction medication and an unnamed drug, both of which had been prescribed to him. Marohn had not disclosed the medical treatment to the agency.[1]

On August 21, 2023, Marohn resigned.[2]

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