It’s a remarkable step for a police department that was under fire after cops killed nearly 50 people between 1995 and 2000. At least six were unarmed and shot in the back.
Detroit police are violating the law by denying public information to Motor City Muckraker, said Jamie Fields, an attorney and retired DPD deputy chief.
It’s part of the Detroit police department’s pattern of punishing dogged reporters and rewarding sheepish journalists who act as mouthpieces for the government.
With roughly 215 murders so far this year, the city is on pace to eclipse homicides in each of the past three years.
So far this year, more than 700 people have been shot.
After Mayor Bing cuts police patrols amid spiking violence, he seeks to raise own security detail to 30 officers
On any given night, officers arrive to work with a backlog of cases that would be a priority in most cities. But police are overwhelmed with murders, rapes, aggravated assaults and armed robberies.
Detroit firefighters began evacuating residents this evening after someone spotted a suspicious gray box with a blinking red light and wires tied to a pole.
By Steve Neavling While crime continues to batter Detroit neighborhoods, Midtown has managed to reduce crime and increase its population. Crime in the gentrified entertainment and university hub has fallen by more than a third since 2008, the Free Press reported today. Authorities credit the success on a collaborative effort with local police and crime experts to […]