Trouble started when the two special ops officers from the 12th Precinct were operating a "push off" on Andover near Seven Mile.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig says he is embarrassed by an incident last week in which police officers from two adjoining precincts traded punches after a misunderstanding led to two undercover cops being ordered to the ground at shotgun point.
Two officers involved in the alternation have been placed on restrictive duty and a supervisor from the 12th Precinct has been reassigned as an internal investigation continues.
However, instead of potential customers, special ops officers from the 11 Precinct showed up at the scene. As they approached the house, the officers confronted two individuals about 6 or 7 doors away, he said.
As the rest of the special ops team from the 12th Precinct showed up, officers began raiding a house in the 19300 block of Andover.
"This is probably one of the most embarrassing things I've seen in this department since I've been appointed as chief". The men turned out to be undercover officers from the 12th Precinct acting as decoys, the source said.
The fight was caught on bodycam video, which is being used in the investigation WXYZ reports that almost two dozen officers were involved in the incident and they are all being investigated.
The location of the police raid in Detroit. WJBK, the local Fox station, calls the fight, which involved drawn guns, flying fists, and at least two dozen officers, "a case of the good guys going after the good guys".
Raids involve officers in full tactical gear with assault rifles ready for the worst.
The police department said it would not comment on the incident until a statement is released later this week.
The fight was recorded on one officer's body camera, and the department's internal affairs division is investigating the incident.
"Definitely a drug problem in our neighbor for years", said one resident, " but I don't think anyone can stop it". "I don't understand that happened about that - communicate".