Detroit Police Chief and Mayor defend city’s use of facial recognition after wrongful arrest of Black man

City officials double-down on use of facial recognition technology, even after the wrongful arrest of an innocent Black man in Farmington Hills made national news. The ACLU has filed a complaint against the Detroit Police Department after detectives held a Farmington Hills man for 18 hours without being told why he was arrested.

A look at defunding police in Detroit

What does defunding police look like in Detroit? Some say investing in social services such as community mental health services, social workers, and affordable housing will improve the city. Others want to end Project Green Light or curtail facial recognition tools. Overall, police reform in Detroit may be underway.

The BridgeDetroit team takes on race in the newsroom

The country’s newsrooms are changing. This week, we saw the departure of several high-ranking, tone-deaf editors from across the country who were unable to keep current with today’s understanding of race and bias. This week, the BridgeDetroit team talks about what it means to be Black and a journalist.