Police said two men were taken into custody this morning after the body and casket were discovered in two different locations.
As a gunman chased me out of one of Detroit’s most neglected streets Thursday morning, I was reminded of something more outrageous than a single resident losing his mind over the presence of a reporter.
If you’re 21, you have the right to guzzle a bottle of whiskey until you black out. But get caught with a small amount of marijuana and you could spend up to a year behind bars. Each year, the cash-strapped city of Detroit spends an average of $2.7 million prosecuting 1,500 people for marijuana possession. […]
He screamed; he pleaded. “Please don’t harm my dogs,” he begged police, who moments earlier had barged into his east-side home looking for marijuana.
I decided to do what Pugh wouldn’t: Find out what’s really going on.
The man is accused of shooting four men at a gathering; two died, and two were in serious condition Sunday.
By Steve Neavling While crime continues to batter Detroit neighborhoods, Midtown has managed to reduce crime and increase its population. Crime in the gentrified entertainment and university hub has fallen by more than a third since 2008, the Free Press reported today. Authorities credit the success on a collaborative effort with local police and crime experts to […]
Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee was facing the biggest crisis in his career. Earlier in the day a year ago this week, the Detroit Free Press had revealed the city’s crime lab was open to trespassers. Thousands of rounds of live ammunition, sealed evidence kits and case files – some containing Social Security numbers of […]