Neighbors said scrappers recently tore apart the abandoned houses for any metal of value.
Firefighters are losing control of fires because many streets have no working hydrants.
At least one of the cops was from Grosse Pointe Park and became enraged when the suspect yelled “Jesus” while getting kicked and punched.
The boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The unit is accused of improperly gaining search warrants for an untold number of houses and marijuana dispensaries, where money and drugs were seized and never logged.
Detroit police have been quietly raiding cannabis dispensaries, but no charges have been filed in the cases.
The victim was the sixth murder victim discovered by firefighters in two months.
FBI agents and state police raided a rural St. Clair County home Wednesday as part of an investigation into the murder of a 14-year-old Armada girl.
The FBI also joined the search and was knocking on doors looking for information.
A Detroit man accused of lighting hundreds of fires because of a long-held grudge with firefighters was charged Wednesday with arson and resisting arrest.