In the meantime, neighborhoods were left with very little police protection as victims of violent crimes often waited more than an hour for help.
The scene was chaotic as people fled the area, many of them families with children.
The EMS captain posted nearly 200 vile, offensive and sometimes threatening memes and comments on social media about Muslims, immigrants, African Americans, Asians, women and gay people.
Police are looking for a van or SUV that sped away from the gruesome scene Thursday night.
The fire killed a teenage boy in a wheelchair and injured his sister and mom early Sunday morning on Detroit’s east side.
Black nationalism was on the rise in Detroit when Malcolm X delivered one of his most famous and influential speeches on this day in 1963 at King Solomon Baptist Church on the city’s west side, where he condemned the nonviolent civil rights movement and called for a “black revolution.”
A suspected serial arsonist accused of setting fire to numerous vacant houses on Detroit’s east side over the past month has been arrested and charged on several felony counts.
Two ambulances were called to the scene of a three-way crash between the QLine streetcar, a passenger bus and a car Monday afternoon on Woodward in Midtown.
A team of Detroit arson investigators with guns drawn arrested a popular fire videographer Sunday night on a felony charge stemming from a citizen’s arrest he made on an arsonist earlier this month.
Detroit police are requesting an arrest warrant for a popular fire videographer who is accused of taking a citizen’s arrest too far by holding an arsonist at gunpoint until cops arrived earlier this month.