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Public Safety in a Thriving Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 12.03.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

I know all too well the damage that crime can have on families and our community. However, I caution Detroiters and people looking to move here -- the crime you see on the news is not a citywide epidemic and it's not insurmountable.

Officer, On Alleged Lover, The Chief Of Police: 'He Is A Sex Addict'

Posted 10.04.2012 | Detroit

With staff cuts and an enormous crime problem, the Detroit Police Department had plenty on its plate before it was left without a chief. Now, top cop ...

Police Chief Suspended After Another Affair With An Underling

Posted 10.02.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 5:08 p.m. -- Fox 2 has a photo of Angelica Robinson, the female officer said to have had an affair with Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, wit...

Ad Exec Sues Detroit Police For Assault

Detroit Free Press | Posted 09.24.2012 | Detroit

Keenan Ellsberry said the last thing he expected when he drove to his ex-wife's house in the wee hours of May 2, 2011, was to be mistaken for a drug d...

Detroit Murders Spike, 20 Homicides In 10 Days

Posted 09.10.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's murder rate has jumped 5.2 percent from last year, after a string of homicides have left 20 people dead in 10 days. A Detroit Police Depa...

How to Fix Detroit for the Olympics

Chris Zadorozny | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Chris Zadorozny

Could Detroit host the Olympics in 2024? Before we get to the future, let's talk about how we are going to fix the problems here in the city in order to get to the future.

Police Chief: 'This Isn't Rocket Science'

Posted 07.31.2012 | Detroit

Detroiters may have the chance to approve a tax that would put more police officers on the street, if the police department can effectively answer Cit...

Bodies Found In Detroit River Missing Heads, Hands, Feet

Posted 07.18.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT-- A group of early risers made the harrowing discovery Tuesday morning of a body missing hands, head and feet. And it wasn't long before offic...

U.S.-Canada Bridge Reopens After Bomb Threat

Reuters | James B. Kelleher | Posted 07.15.2013 | Detroit

July 16 (Reuters) - The Ambassador Bridge, a busy international border crossing linking Windsor, Ontario, with Detroit, was closed for five hours on...

Lawyer: Officer Didn't Know Woman Who Was Killed After Hugging Him

Posted 07.09.2012 | Detroit

It was an innocent dance, and it ended in tragedy. Officer Issac Parrish of the Detroit Police Department was hosting an outdoor fish fry this week...

Police Department's Former Head Of Homicide Goes To Court For Fraud And Drug Charges

Posted 06.19.2012 | Detroit

The ex-head of Detroit's homicide squad and his girlfriend stood before a judge in Michigan's 36th District court Monday to see if they would stand tr...

Benny Napoleon Offers Detroit Policing Strategy

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated to include comment from Sheriff Benny Napoleon. Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, already the target of criticism from...

Casino Gets Makeover As City's Public Safety Facility

Posted 05.29.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing joined Police Chief Ralph Godbee and community members Tuesday morning to break ground on a new public safety headquarters, a ...

New Community Policing Initiative Targets Home Break-Ins

Posted 05.23.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Police Department is piloting a new program that may help discourage home invasions through increased police interaction with the communit...

Former Police Chief Slams Detroit Department

CBS Detroit | Posted 05.23.2012 | Detroit

Detroit’s former police chief is lashing out about crime in the city. Speaking exclusively with WWJ’s Roberta Jasina, Warren Evans said crime is ...

Lawsuit: Detroit Police Lost Access To Crucial Records Because Of Unpaid Storage Bill | Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit

By John Counts The City of Detroit lost access to records of murders and other crimes that occurred before 2004 because it failed to pay its bill t...

Plan Would Allow Neighborhoods To Use Public Funds For Private Security

Posted 05.19.2012 | Detroit

A coalition of citizens and community groups is pushing Detroit City Council to make use of a recently amended Michigan law to charge residents for a ...

Police Shoot 72-year-old Man

Posted 05.15.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Police officers shot an elderly man three times Monday night on Detroit's west side, after he charged at them with a knife, they allege. Of...

David Sands

Detroit City Council Ponders Police Millage Proposal | David Sands | Posted 05.10.2012 | Detroit

Claiming that Detroit is facing a public safety emergency, representatives from the Board of Police Commissioners urged Detroit City Council Thursday ...

Occupy Detroit Does Not Occupy Again

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.03.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated with comment from the Detroit Police Department. Detroit Police Department officers enforcing a 10 p.m. curfew cleared ...

Serious Crimes Up Across The City

Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. revealed Monday that major crimes in the city have increased in the first quarter of 2012. At a community me...

Detroit 300 Calls Identity Card Drama A Media 'Half-Truth'

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.20.2012 | Detroit

The neighborhood watch and crime-fighting group Detroit 300 on Friday disputed media reports that the organization had issued identification cards in ...

Detroit Holds Forum On Youth Violence Prevention

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

Concerns over youth violence have been rising in the city of Detroit after a string of recent tragedies involving young people. A conference devoted t...

What You Need To Know About Detroit Police's New 911 Response Rules

Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Police are reorganizing the way they respond to emergency calls with a new Telephone Crime Reporting Unit that will allow officers to prioriti...

Detroit Crime-Fighting Group Launches Campaign To End Child Shootings

Posted 02.22.2012 | Detroit

The crime-fighting community organization known as Detroit 300 announced it will begin patrolling high-crime neighborhoods in response to the accident...