How fast do police come when you call? That depends on where you live. And if you live in Detroit’s poorest, most crime-ridden neighborhoods, you’re likely going to wait for a long time.
It was a gory scene. The driver of a van had a fatal gunshot wound to the head. His seat belt was unfastened. A woman covered in blood was hysterical. The passenger door was open. Police were nowhere to be seen.
Myra Lanton and her family are the flesh and blood people behind Detroit’s crime statistics.
Motor City Muckraker and Deadline Detroit collaborated on a series about Detroit’s declining police services. This is part 1.
Detroit DJ Moodymann, a prominent figure in the Motor City’s techno and house music scene since the 1990s, posted video on his Instagram that shows Highland Park Police pointing rifles at him. Moodymann, whose real name is Kenny Dixon Jr., wrote in the caption that police surrounded his car in “MY BACKYARD” after claiming he […]
An arsonist set fire to city records just a week after Motor City Muckraker revealed Detroit neglected tens of thousands of records in the fire department’s academy.
Detroit’s understaffed medics routinely risk their lives at crime scenes because police are unable to respond. They still don’t have ballistic vests after they were promised protection following brutal stabbings of two medics in October 2015.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday rejected a request by Detroit police to file criminal charges against firefighter union president Mike Nevin for disseminating “sensitive information to the public.”
It would have been national news in any other city: 911 callers reported shots fired at Mumford High School on Detroit’s on the west side.
A loud explosion rocked the Cass Corridor on Monday afternoon, about an hour after firefighters were called to investigate about a dozen missing manhole covers on the east side.