State lawmakers conveniently protected themselves from public records lawsuits in a flawed bill in the wake of the Flint water crisis.
Under Detroit’s emergency manager, the city shut off water to more than 18,000 residents for delinquent bills.
The offer comes after the city has shut off 17,000 households for overdue water bills since March.
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 bankruptcy filing comes after a $142,000 donation from rocker Jack White.