Detroiters who have their cars stolen can apply for a “hardship waiver” to remove storage and towing fees.
Police & Public Safety
$50M lawsuit filed over police-involved death of mentally ill Detroit woman
The family of Ki’Azia Miller is seeking damages in her Nov. 10 death, arguing she was unarmed when Detroit police officers stormed her home, assaulted and fatally shot her.
Federal jury sides with Black Detroit officer in excessive force case
Johnny Strickland was awarded $150,000 in a 2018 lawsuit against Detroit Police Department alleging race discrimination during an off-duty encounter with police colleagues.
Lawsuit seeks to void ShotSpotter contracts, alleging illegal approval
A lawsuit filed this week seeks to nullify contracts between the city of Detroit and a controversial gunshot detection company.
Prosecutor won’t charge Detroit officers in Porter Burks’ shooting death
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy rules Detroit officers acted in self-defense in the 20-year-old Detroit resident’s Oct. 2 shooting death.
Citizen complaint backlog against Detroit police could drag into 2023
The Office of the Chief Investigator is adding eight investigators, but can’t project when the case backlog will be cleared since the interim department chief might be out next month.
Detroit officers suspended over fatal shooting tied to mental health crisis
Detroit Police Chief James White cites ‘concern’ from early review police-involved shooting, recommends unpaid officer leave.
Armed woman fatally shot by Detroit police amid mental health crisis
Three Detroit police officers are on leave after firing shots at a woman who’d been armed with a gun amid a mental health episode on the city’s west side.
Detroit chief wants more mental health pros for crisis calls
James White said DPD is working on a strategy to have officers paired with mental health professions more often for crisis calls.
Council approves $10K bump in starting pay for Detroit police officers
Starting pay now $53K for Detroit officers and some of the city’s detectives, lieutenants and sergeants will get pay raises, under new contracts.