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.
Councilman Leland indicted, recreational marijuana, firefighters applaud change: Your Friday morning briefing
The cycle of corruption continues in Detroit; voters overwhelmingly support legalizing recreational marijuana in Michigan; fire commissioner ends bizarre no-sirens policy.
The firefighter’s car was missing, and his home was ransacked.
A day before the shooting, police took the 19-year-old sophomore to the hospital because he was excessively paranoid and “not really making a lot of sense,” CMU police said this weekend.
A 28-year-old man was found dead behind the counter of a marijuana dispensary in Detroit.
More grisly discoveries were made at a warehouse run by a Grosse Pointe body broker who is accused of cutting up infected bodies with chainsaws and lying to families about their loved one’s remains.
An internal affairs investigation is underway following the Detroit Fire Department’s bungled, suspicious handling of a bizarre car accident involving an embattled deputy chief.