The Detroit Land Bank hires more black firms following investigation; two activists handing out political flyers were shot; and voters are poised to approve recreational marijuana use.
Garlin Gilchrist II, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, has repeatedly failed to pay his Detroit property taxes and only made the latest payment following news reports about his dilapidated apartment building.
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.
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The resignation comes amid a federal investigation into Mayor Duggan’s demolition program.
A state investigation that revealed inappropriate, if not illegal, expenses will cost Detroit $6.4 million as a federal grand jury probe continues.
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.
Any reporter who regularly covers federal courts will tell you it’s incredibly rare for the U.S. attorney’s office to reveal information about a grand jury investigation.
The top attorney representing the city of Detroit in an ongoing federal criminal probe into the city’s demolition program has been tapped by special counsel Robert Mueller to help investigate President Trump and his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.