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.
An arsonist set fire to city records just a week after Motor City Muckraker revealed Detroit neglected tens of thousands of records in the fire department’s academy.
Detroit’s understaffed medics routinely risk their lives at crime scenes because police are unable to respond. They still don’t have ballistic vests after they were promised protection following brutal stabbings of two medics in October 2015.
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.”
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.
These are Monday’s top stories: Another wave of gentrification to slam Detroit Another wave of gentrification could displace lower-income Detroiters from as many as 10,000 affordable housing units, predominately in downtown, Midtown and Corktown. The properties are set to soon lose low-income housing tax credits in the next five years, The Detroit News reports. University […]
Detroit fire union boss Mike Nevin is facing potential criminal charges after he dared reveal that the city’s understaffed police department is ill-equipped to adequately tackle violet crime in one of the nation’s most dangerous cities.