Richard Wershe

Richard Wershe

White Boy Rick

In January 1988, officers of the Detroit, Michigan Police Department framed 52-year-old Richard Wershe, forcing him to help the police. The FBI recruited a man after he helped identify members of a drug trafficking gang.

Wershe worked as an informant for two and a half years, and when the police detained a suspected gang, the feds framed him, as a result of which he spent about 30 years in prison. The man claims that the officers used him, repeatedly sending him to drug dens in order for him to ingratiate himself with the gang leaders, and, eventually, helped the police to detain criminals.

Wershe states that as soon as he started having legal problems, the feds immediately turned away from him, leaving him to fend for himself.

In July 2021, a man filed a lawsuit against the city and the police department, claiming that he was forced to work for the police when he was just a helpless teenager. The lawsuit seeks compensation in the amount of $ 100 million.