On the past administration’s last day on Friday, the top brass went after a firefighter who blew the whistle on serious safety violations.
Mayor Mike Duggan showed Wednesday that he is serious about revamping an embattled fire department that has neglected its firefighters and residents for decades.
When firefighters dash into burning houses and buildings to rescue people and knock down fires, they wear high-pressure air bottles to breathe.
Detroit’s top brass is determined to protect a firefighter who raised $10,000+ after his house was gutted by a blaze that caused two injuries under suspicious circumstances.
On the day that Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration disputed our 18-month investigation into the city’s dangerously defective fire engines and ladder trucks, at least four rigs broke down.
Detroit is about to rejoin the nation’s leaders in arsons after we revealed last week that the city dramatically underreported the crimes to the FBI.
Thieves stole copper plumbing, wiring, fixtures and pipes, while the city left tens of thousands of records behind.
Four of the city’s pension trustees billed taxpayers $22,000 to fund a convention trip to Hawaii this weekend, even as the city nears bankruptcy, largely over mismanaged, underfunded pension plans.