People descended on downtown Detroit to protest Detroit’s massive water shutoffs, and they were accompanied by nurses who warned of an impending “public health emergency.”
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr defended the shutoffs and urged protesters to end the “hysteria.”
Among those arrested were pastors and seniors, who were placed in the backs of police cars and hauled off.
The firm, Conway MacKenzie, hired Dillon after he was forced to resign as treasurer. Dillon helped the firm land a lucrative contract to help handle Detroit’s financial troubles.
Then-Treasurer Andy Dillon played a role in securing a lucrative contract for the Birmingham-based business, where he now works.
It was pitched as a blockbuster plan to save pensions and art during the bankruptcy.
Bill Nowling, who has attacked affirmative action, labor unions, gay marriage and the ‘liberal media,’ has far more power than a typical spokesman.
Today’s election is a clear signal that council is digging in for a fight against the emergency manager’s authority and the bankruptcy proceedings – promises made on the campaign trail.
Andre DuPerry said he could no longer work with Orr and his staff because they routinely steamrolled the competitive bidding process and operated in the dark.
A lawsuit alleges former Detroit Police James Tolbert impeded a probe into the murder of exotic dancer “Strawberry.”