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.
Rashad Maleek Trice was charged Friday in a criminal complaint in the abduction and death of the 2-year-old whose body was found July 5 in an alley on Detroit’s east side.
Authorities located the body of two-year-old Wynter Cole-Smith on July 5 in a field near Irwin Avenue days after her mother was allegedly stabbed by Rashad Maleek Trice. Police say the Detroit man took off with the child, sparking an Amber Alert.
Six organizations were selected for a new $10 million grant program aimed at funding community violence intervention strategies.
City Council leaders gathered with other city officials, faith leaders and community organizers working on gun violence prevention and honored victims of shootings and their families at the start of National Gun Violence Awareness Month.
Visitors can expect more officers on the streets, rooftops and in police towers, wayfinding signage and additional security screenings at some event spaces.
The Detroit Police Department wants to partner with gas stations to catch people illegally driving all-terrain vehicles on city streets.
James White told the BridgeDetroit newsroom that he would support a proposal inspired by a fatal gas station shooting to prohibit clerk’s from locking customers inside.