The director was a close friend and political ally of Mayor Mike Duggan.
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department appeared to be no hurry to prevent a sinkhole from opening up late Monday afternoon on East Jefferson near St. Jean.
Gary Brown is a former police officer who entered politics after winning part of an $8.4 million whistleblower lawsuit against Detroit and former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Mayor Duggan continues to deny serious problems plaguing the fire department as his administration retaliates against whistleblowers and lies to the media.
Duggan has waged a controversial war against street art and graffiti at a time when police can’t respond adequately to violent crime.
The city of Detroit is disciplining and threatening firefighters for expressing concerns about public safety and dangerously defective rigs, a violation of whistleblower protection laws.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is ratcheting up his crusade against graffiti, fining businesses and homeowners who fail to remove spray paint from their properties within a week of getting a notice from city inspectors.
Grosse Pointe Park has found plenty of clever ways to block one of its busiest borders with Detroit – erect a large pile of snow, delay work on a water main project and build a farmer’s market in the middle of the road.
Detroit officials were quick to defend the seizure of a 2-year-old dog, but they refuse to answer the bigger questions of accountability and deplorable conditions at the shelter.
Veronica Seward was horrified when she saw her 2-year-old pit bull bleeding profusely, laying motionless in a pile of his own feces inside a dirty cage at the Detroit Animal Control Shelter.