Bankruptcy judge approves $120 million loan for Detroit
City's emergency manager says money will go for police, fire, blight
DETROIT – The judge assigned to oversee Detroit's bankruptcy case has approved a $120 million loan that will allow the city to start making improvements in the city's police and fire departments, and also to general city services.
View/download: Kevyn Orr's plan for $120 million after bankruptcy
The biggest chunk -- $36.2 million -- is going to the Detroit Police Department for squad cars, new precincts and hiring. The second biggest chunk of the money -- $35.6 million -- will go to blight removal.
The Detroit Fire Department comes in at No. 3 as Orr plans to throw $28.5 million at it for new vehicles, new information technology and hiring.
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