Former Roseville police officer charged with possession of child sexually abusive material

By: Maria Allard | Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published September 19, 2023




ROSEVILLE/WARREN — A former Roseville police officer is facing charges after an investigation by the Michigan State Police revealed that he allegedly was in possession of child sexually abusive material.

In December 2022, the MSP’s Second District Special Investigation Section began an investigation into possible child exploitation crimes, according to a post by the Second District on X, formerly Twitter.

Dawn Fraylick, communications director for the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, said the investigation began after Michigan State Police received a tip. The State Police handled the investigation to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest, she said.

In February 2023, a search warrant was executed at the home of Issiah Joseph Rumbley, a 23-year-old Warren resident who was employed as a Roseville police officer at the time of the warrant.

Roseville Deputy Police Chief Mitchell Berlin said Rumbley resigned from the department in June.

Rumbley was arraigned Sept. 12 in the 37th District Court by Judge Steven Bieda. He is facing one count of using a computer to commit a crime, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of four to 10 years, and possession of child sexually abusive material, a four-year felony.

Bieda gave Rumbley a $5,000 bond. According to court records, he is out on bond as of Sept. 12.

He is scheduled for a probable cause conference at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 21. Rumbley’s attorney, Byron Pitts, could not be reached immediately.

In an email Sept. 13, Fraylick said the investigation was ongoing and the Prosecutor’s Office had not received any further warrant requests.