The city of Detroit is demanding we pay up to $42,000 to access just three months of EMS records.
Our request for three months of records, the city maintained, would disable emergency communications and take more than a year to fulfill.
Detroit medics are taking too long to respond to emergencies, and people are dying.
In May, Detroit Police Chief James Craig inexplicably stopped releasing public information on daily shootings, murders and other violent crimes, making it appear as if the city was safer than it is.
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.
The secrecy raises more questions about the transparency of the EM and the state, which are handling billions of dollars and city treasures without as much as a public meeting.
At least one dog died after having nine devices implanted in her.
The bill would bar on-line journalists from accessing some police records, making an exemption for newspaper, TV and radio reporters.
Wayne County illegally finances its operations with outrageous costs.