03/07/2013 02:34 pm ET

Why Detroit Is Breaking Up Its Gang Squad

When gang violence breaks out in the roughest parts of Detroit, even the police call for help.

The gang squad is a special, paramilitary unit of the Detroit Police Department. They're either necessarily tough, or notoriously brutal, depending on who you ask. But if the city’s Mayor and the Police Chief have their way, the squad's days are numbered.

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