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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...

On Detroit Arson: 'It's A War Zone'

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2013 | Detroit

By Steve Neavling July 13 (Reuters) - On the night of July 4, some Detroit residents watched fireworks, and others just watched fires,...

Cops And Firefighters Leaving The City

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2013 | Detroit

By Bernie Woodall DETROIT, June 27 (Reuters) - After years of pay cuts and reduction in their ranks, Detroit police officers and fire...

Human Remains Found On Detroit's East Side

Posted 05.11.2013 | Detroit

Detroit police are investigating a human torso discovered Friday on the city's east side. WXYZ-TV reports that the remains were noticed on a sidew...

David Sands

Detroit Cops Accused Of Dumping Homeless People Out Of Town | David Sands | Posted 04.19.2013 | Detroit

Detroit police are scooping up homeless people downtown and dumping them in remote locations, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan said in a...

Back to the Basics: Public Safety Goes Beyond Law Enforcement

Benny Napoleon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Amid the many political distractions associated with a city in crisis, it is easy to lose track of the main purpose of city government: the health, safety and well-being of its citizens.

The Search Is On For Driver Who Killed Detroit Boy And Fled

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2013 | Detroit

What sort of person drives off after hitting a young child? Detroit Police are looking to answer that very question after a hit-and-run driver killed ...

Substance on Public Safety Plan Lacking in Mayor Bing's "State of the City"

Gary A. Brown | Posted 04.23.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Crime continues to be Detroit's number one issue. It is on the mind of every citizen. We will not thrive until the perception of Detroit is changed to that of a safe city through reducing the number of crime victims.

Trooper Shot; Officers Barricade Detroit House

Detroit Free Press | Posted 04.13.2013 | Detroit

Officers have surrounded a house on Detroit's east side where two suspects are believed to be barricaded with guns, according to the Michigan State Po...

Questions Remain After Shooting Of Teens Near High School

Posted 02.04.2013 | Detroit

An alleged attempted robbery of an assistant basketball coach outside a Detroit high school Friday evening has left one teenager dead and another woun...

We Must Reduce the Number of Crime Victims in Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 03.30.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

I am concerned that there are not sufficient strategies in place to reduce the number of crime victims in Detroit and change the perception that Detroit is not a safe city. In my view, there are 10 strategies to achieve the goal.

Gun Violence In Detroit Threatens Young Lives And The City's Future

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 12.18.2012 | Detroit

Gun violence is nothing out of the ordinary to Detroit's wearied residents, as raging crime rates threaten the troubled city's long-term future. It...

David Sands

Pot Policy Still Puzzles Police And Prosecutors | David Sands | Posted 12.17.2012 | Detroit

More than a month after Detroiters resoundingly approved Proposal M, a local ballot initiative to decriminalize pot in the city, local law enforcement...

Police: AK-47 Robbers Could Be Responsible For String Of Hold-Ups

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

A well-armed group of robbers hit two Detroit gas stations with assault rifles Tuesday in what may be part of a larger pattern of crimes. Police sa...

How Congressman Handled His Office's Robbery

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.13.2012 | Detroit

Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) seems to be taking the recent burglary of his downtown Detroit office in stride. "I've had my personal residence brok...

Man Brings Grenade In A Flower Pot To Police Station

Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

A citizen brought a grenade to the Detroit Eastern District police station on Gratiot Avenue and Gunston Friday afternoon, according to WDIV. The stat...

WATCH: Citizen Tries To Pull Over Detroit Cop

Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

While he's not the first to complain about cops, a Detroit-area man has come up with a novel way to vent his frustrations. YouTube user savemyrepublic...

Another Sex Scandal Rocks Detroit's Police Department

Posted 10.31.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Police Department has become embroiled in yet another scandal -- an alleged domestic abuse episode involving a former police commander and...

Another Cop, Another Sex Scandal

Fox 2 | Posted 10.27.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT (WJBK) - Super cop Don Johnson - caught super-exposed? Nobody can accuse the Detroit Police department these days of being anything less ...