Michigan State Police leaders are promising improvements after a study found a disproportionately high number of Black drivers are stopped by troopers. The study by the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice also found Black drivers were more likely to be searched and more likely to be arrested. The data comes from information on..
The streets of Greektown are now monitored by surveillance cameras that feed video directly to the Detroit Police Department. Eleven businesses in the district collectively joined the city’s two-year-old Green Light program, Mayor Mike Duggan announced today. Their membership in the program is denoted by glowing green cubes that have been added to the downtown..
Police in Detroit want to help children in the city read more often. The police department is partnering with the national Little Free Library and the Detroit branch of the Little Libraries on the effort. Today @detroitpolice announced it will put a #LittleFreeLibrary in front of its headquarters and all precincts! pic.twitter.com/yreCBe5oVo — Detroit LFL Campaign..
“The very question of ‘why?’ sort of sets up the whole rest of the piece," says composer Joel Thompson. "Why is this happening? Particularly to unarmed people of a certain community.” Jake Neher/WDET Seven Last Words of the Unarmed is a multi-movement piece of music exploring the final words of African American men who have died..
J. Carlisle Larsen Mayor Mike Duggan and Police Chief James Craig know the gravity of these circumstances and say they’re employing every resource they can to curb crime in Detroit. They join Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson for a conversation about crime and the city. A new plan to combat crime in the city involves..
detroitmi.gov/police Laquan McDonald’s shooting death by a Chicago police officer has created enough of a stir that the U.S. Department of Justice has decided to look deeply at the Chicago Police Department. That’s a relationship with the federal government we know well here in Detroit. In 2003 an agreement was reached to add a federal..
JJ/Creative Commons Just over a year ago, a 17-year-old young man in Chicago - Laquan McDonald - was shot and killed by a police officer. Video of that shooting was held by the department until a reporter sued and won access to the tape just a couple of weeks ago. Since then the police..
Federal agents have arrested almost 90 people in Metro Detroit in connection with a nationwide crackdown on gang activity. Officials with the U-S Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency say federal agents combined with police in more than 280 cities over the past month-and-a-half to target people with ties to gangs. That includes..