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Black Cop Says He Was Unfairly Demoted In State With Dismal Police Diversity

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.23.2015 | Black Voices

A retired black cop in Michigan who worked in the K9 unit says he was demoted and lost his dogs only because of his race, while a white cop who accide...

ICE Officer Will Not Be Charged In Death Of Terrance Kellom, Killed During Detroit Arrest

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices

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Detroit Cop Indicted On Charges Of Lying About Murder Plot

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.17.2015 | Crime

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player A Detroit police officer was indicted Friday on allegations that he knew about a mu...

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Off-Duty Detroit Cop Shoots 2 After Parking Lot Argument At Kevin Hart Show | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Crime

An off-duty Detroit police officer shot and injured a man and a woman during an argument related to a parking space at comedian Kevin Hart’s Saturda...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Attorney Claims Black Man Killed During Detroit Arrest Was Shot In The Back | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.15.2015 | Black Voices

Terrance Kellom, a young black man who was killed during an arrest in Detroit last month, was shot in the back, the attorney for Kellom’s family cla...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Detroiters Protest Immigration Officer's Fatal Shooting Of 20-Year-Old Black Man | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices

DETROIT -- Protesters exchanged cries of “no justice, no peace” at a Tuesday rally for Terrance Kellom, a 20-year-old black man fatally shot by a ...

Police Chief Resigns After Officer Charged In Traffic Stop Beating

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

A suburban Detroit police chief resigned Wednesday, two days after one of her officers was charged with assault in the beating of a motorist during a ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Officer Caught In Violent Arrest Video Charged With Felonies | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.20.2015 | Crime

A former Michigan police officer shown on dashcam video beating a man during a traffic stop has been charged with two felonies. Wayne County Prose...

Indicted Police Officers Allegedly Used Positions To Steal And Sell Drugs

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.09.2015 | Crime

Two Detroit police officers used their authority as law enforcement to arrange drug deals, orchestrate traffic stops, effect false arrests and coerce ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Lawsuit Alleges Police Cover-Up In Death Of Sleeping 7-Year-Old | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.02.2015 | Black Voices

The family of a 7-year-old who was fatally shot during a botched raid in 2010 is suing Detroit police, alleging officers lied about how she was killed...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Black Man With Asthma Dies During Police Traffic Stop | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.02.2015 | Black Voices

An asthmatic man died during a traffic stop in Detroit Monday, and his father says police were negligent in handling both the incident and its afterma...

Black Man Beaten By Police In Michigan Says Drugs Were Planted

Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.27.2015 | Black Voices

The black man who was pulled over, beaten, punched and shot with a Taser by police officers in Inkster, Michigan, spoke out about the experience on Th...

Video Shows Cops Brutally Beating Unarmed Black Man In Michigan

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices

The violent arrest of an African-American motorist by two white police officers in Inkster, Michigan, was caught on video and shows police brutally be...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Here's What Happened When Detroit Youth Got Real With Police | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices

As activists across the country question police tactics and the number of black men and boys killed by cops, a group in Detroit is hoping conversation...

Charges Dropped Against Cop Who Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old Girl

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.30.2015 | Crime

The Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping 7-year-old girl will not be retried, officials said Wednesday. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym W...

Detroit Ends 2014 With Fewer Murders, Violent Crimes

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.07.2015 | Crime

Detroit saw a draw drop in most crimes in 2014, with murders down nearly 10 percent and robberies down 33 percent from the previous year. The Detr...

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$20,000 Lottery Winner Disappears | David Lohr | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime

Michigan authorities are asking for the public's help in locating an 86-year-old Detroit man, who recently won $20,000 in a lottery and has now gone m...

Should We Actually Arm Citizens and Let Them Police Themselves?

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

A city with limited resources and stubbornly high crime rates, Detroit is ripe for justice system innovation. Police Chief James Craig has seized on this opportunity, implementing a broad range of changes to the department.

Violent City's Police Chief Now Poster Boy For NRA

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

In the latest cover story of a pro-gun magazine, Detroit's police chief defends his assertion that "responsible" and "good" residents in one of Americ...

Police Officer Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman Who Called 911

Posted 03.07.2014 | Crime

A Detroit police officer responding to a 911 call about domestic abuse is accused of sexually assaulting the victim he was supposed to be aiding. ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

9-Year-Old With Cancer Becomes Detroit Police Chief, Learns Everyone Is Rooting For Him | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.01.2014 | Good News

When Jayvon Felton's mom took him to the hospital in April, she thought he had a stomach virus. Instead, the 9-year-old was diagnosed with acute lymph...

This Warning Call To A Suspected Drug Dealer Was Way Too Late

Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

So much for an early warning. When someone called a suspected Detroit drug dealer's phone Tuesday to warn of a massive raid, it turned out he was ...

We Must Affirm Detroit as a Safe City

Benny Napoleon | Posted 11.10.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Neighborhood revitalization is the key to Detroit's transformation. Our city will never truly be transformed until we can affirm it as a safe city.

Busted! Cops' Bra Cup Sizes Emailed To Entire Police Force

Posted 08.13.2013 | Weird News

An assistant police commander in Detroit was recently busted for a mistake that has already created humiliating consequences for his female officers. ...

Two Long-Time Cops Arrested, May Actually Be Robbers

Posted 07.29.2013 | Detroit

Two veterans of local police forces have been arrested in connection with an alleged assault and robbery in Detroit, Police Chief James Craig said Mon...