Buoyed by an influx of federal pandemic relief funding, the city is investing $10 million in small organizations — some of which labored for years to protect neighborhoods on shoestring budgets — on the new “ShotStoppers” crime reduction strategy.
New Era Community Connections is asking Detroiters in its service area to report public safety issues through a new phone application.
Benjamin Noah Weinstein, a 42-year-old white Detroiter, is charged with six felonies in connection with the Aug. 19 incident that damaged the longtime community center with a predominately Black membership
Detroit Police Chief James White says bad police work led to the mistaken arrest, defends the city’s use of controversial crime software.
An infusion of $3.1 million will make more than two dozen new positions possible
BridgeDetroit obtained an accuracy scorecard created by SoundThinking – formerly known as ShotSpotter – suggesting its gunshot alerts are rarely inaccurate. Detroit activists opposed to the technology say an independent review is needed to verify the findings.
Residents are asked to weigh in on new policy changes that would require footage from officer-involved shootings to be released within five days.
Bryan Ferguson, former chairman of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, resigns after allegedly being caught with a sex worker. But the board’s problems run much deeper.
State police automatic expungement records obtained by Bridge Michigan show traffic offenses, theft, drug use or possession and weapons charges dominated the list of initial convictions dropped from criminal records in April.
The family of slain Wynter Cole-Smith and residents, pastors, activists and city leaders held vigils for two nights in her honor on Detroit’s east side.