LeDuff reveals an alarming lack of police resources in the neighborhoods; Lansing Democrats are threatening to pull tax credits from GM; and Brenda Jones is permitted to join Congress – for now.
Suit alleges overtime scam among Detroit police supervisors; council President Brenda Jones headed into unchartered territory; Royal Oak police sued for shooting young man in the back; and a former apartment manager bribed the poor.
Gun-toting, unlicensed civilians are serving alongside police; authorities are looking for the families of more than 300 remains found at two funeral homes; and Detroit City Councilwoman Brenda Jones may be barred from simultaneously serving on Congress.
Before Detroit City Council could begin providing services and paying the bills in the new year, the nine elected members had to choose a president. But that wouldn’t be easy.
The probe was triggered by a conversation between Police Chief James Craig, the Rev. Horace Sheffield and political consultant Adolph Mongo.
“Dear Detroit News, Go to hell. Go straight to hell. Do not pass go and don’t even think about collecting $200,” Cushingberry wrote.
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.
“How dare someone come into this city and take away the most treasured jewel of our citizens,” Councilwoman Joann Watson steamed.
“I don’t feel comfortable voting on a president until I receive something in writing,” Councilwoman Brenda Jones said.
“They are trying to do gotcha journalism,” Pugh, who raked in a six-figure salary doing similar stories for TV, said. “They make money embarrassing people, and it’s a shame.”