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.”
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.
Medic David Davidson even invoked President Trump, saying “tough love is going to make America great again.”
Devil’s Night, the decades-long tradition of setting fire to houses, buildings, cars and dumpsters in Detroit on Halloween eve, was nothing more than an average night for firefighters this year.
Detroit Fire Marshal Gregory Turner was so drunk that police said he was wearing mismatched shoes and appeared to be unaware that he was driving a freshly wrecked city-owned car.
The two-pronged investigation involves city of Detroit officials and demolition contractors.
The firefighter’s car was missing, and his home was ransacked.
Detroit Fire Captain Brett Jackson was profusely bleeding and close to death after waiting 20 minutes for help.