Former Rogers City cop allegedly helped arson/bombing suspect
Daniel John Kulik, 40, is charged with tampering with evidence, misconduct in office and possession of Valium.
He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted on all three counts.
It is alleged that between 2008-2009, Kulik helped a William Douglas Ferris who at the time was under investigation for a bombing incident and arson. Kulik allegedly found a homemade bomb in Ferris’ deer blind while the investigation was ongoing but did not report it to other officers.
Kulik is also accused of accessing confidential police information to aid Ferris in his case. He allegedly accepted cash and narcotics from Ferris in exchange for the information.
Kulik, a licensed real estate agent, allegedly told police he maintained a relationship with Ferris despite his criminal activity because he stood to profit from future real estate transactions with Ferris.
One of the people’s witnesses says he worked for Ferris and will testify he gave Kulik cash and valium on Ferris’s behalf. Ferris is currently serving time in prison on multiple counts of arson.
Kulik was an officer in Rogers City from 1999 to 2010 and prior to that was a cop in Onaway and a deputy for the Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Office. At one time in his career, he was a member of the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team (HUNT).