Detroit’s understaffed medics routinely risk their lives at crime scenes because police are unable to respond. They still don’t have ballistic vests after they were promised protection following brutal stabbings of two medics in October 2015.
The suspect was wanted in a 2006 murder case.
Our request for three months of records, the city maintained, would disable emergency communications and take more than a year to fulfill.
The west-side building is owned by the city, which isn’t as quick to take action in some neighborhoods.
The victim was lifeless when firefighters removed him from a collapsed garage.