It was a gory scene. The driver of a van had a fatal gunshot wound to the head. His seat belt was unfastened. A woman covered in blood was hysterical. The passenger door was open. Police were nowhere to be seen.
An arsonist set fire to city records just a week after Motor City Muckraker revealed Detroit neglected tens of thousands of records in the fire department’s academy.
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 Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday rejected a request by Detroit police to file criminal charges against firefighter union president Mike Nevin for disseminating “sensitive information to the public.”
Detroit fire union boss Mike Nevin is facing potential criminal charges after he dared reveal that the city’s understaffed police department is ill-equipped to adequately tackle violet crime in one of the nation’s most dangerous cities.
Whitmer’s lead for governor, calls for fire commissioner’s removal, food stamps: Your Thursday morning briefing
Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer maintains a strong lead; the head of the Detroit firefighters union is calling for the commissioner to be fired over bizarre new policy; and bad news for unemployed people hoping to get food assistance.
Firefighters deserve courageous, principled union leadership that can work with the new commissioner and ensure that firefighters have working equipment, safe firehouses and good wages.