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 […]
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.”
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Another wave of bomb threats in Detroit targeted at least three hospitals and two courthouses, prompting the evacuation of some of the buildings Friday.
A Detroit police corporal was allowed to return to his job just one week after he was charged with assaulting a naked, unarmed and mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit.
In a striking blow to women’s rights, a federal judge dismissed charges Tuesday against two Michigan doctors for carrying out female genital mutilation, saying a federal ban on the procedure is unconstitutional.