A Detroit cop has been suspended over “zoo animals” comment; a demo worker called Detroit employees the N-word; and firefighters and police are getting infested with bedbugs.
The two-pronged investigation involves city of Detroit officials and demolition contractors.
The resignation comes amid a federal investigation into Mayor Duggan’s demolition program.
Sen. Coleman Young II called for a special prosecutor today to investigate Mayor Duggan’s demolition program after Motor City Muckraker revealed last week that the U.S. Attorney’s Office leaked favorable information about Duggan to the media.
The legal bills continue to rise to defend the Detroit Land Bank, which is under a federal investigation.
A long-time ally and friend of Mayor Duggan has resigned amid a federal investigation into the city’s demolition program.
The probe centers around the rising costs of demolitions and questions about whether Duggan and other city officials schemed to award contracts to preferred companies.
The city of Detroit released an impressive interactive map and database that show all 7,740 demolitions, how much each cost and who received the contracts since Mayor Mike Duggan took office in January 2014.
The director was a close friend and political ally of Mayor Mike Duggan.