Nightside Report June 24, 2021: Dozens arrested in Detroit police program targeting violent offenders, Michigan Rep. Jewell Jones ordered to wear alcohol monitor amid bond dispute

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Detroit police announce 2-day crackdown on gun violence
Detroit police announce 2-day crackdown on gun violence

‘Enough is Enough’ -- Dozens arrested in Detroit police program targeting violent offenders

DETROIT – Police announced Operation Restore Order, Enough is Enough, a two-day sweep by Detroit police targeting violent criminals in the city.

The program was announced Thursday morning, but it already is showing results.

According to authorities, 28 arrests were made before 4 p.m.

The operation is in direct response to the rise in gun violence in the past week. Police said Detroit is seeing a 16% jump in homicides in this year.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 893,909; Death toll now at 19,692

Metro Detroit weather: Wave after wave of rain expected this weekend, next week

Rain chances are lining up through the end of the next workweek. Expect warm and humid conditions during that stretch, as well.

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4 Fast Facts

  • State Rep. Jewell Jones was in front of a judge Thursday, accused of violating his bond after his suspected DUI arrest in April. Click here to read more.
  • Police in Warren are starting a new diversity and inclusion program in an effort to hire more diverse police officers. Click here to read more.
  • A grieving family said someone vandalized the memorial for 22-year-old Rashad Kimball, who was shot and killed in November on Detroit’s east side. Click here to read more.
  • A Detroit police officer has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after crashing their vehicle into another vehicle in February, killing a well-known lawyer. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Blood shortage impacts Metro Detroit hospitals, donations needed

A national blood shortage is impacting hospitals around Metro Detroit. Some hospitals have been forced to make changes and are asking the public to roll up their sleeves to help out.

Not surprisingly, the pandemic caused a drop in blood donations, but there was also less blood needed as many surgeries were put on hold.

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Boy Scouts of America abuse investigation: Michigan AG Nessel asks victims to come forward

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is once again asking the public to report any sexual abuse carried out by members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) amid an ongoing investigation.

“Through the documents, we have been made aware what we initially thought were 1,700 victims in the state of Michigan, that number has increased to 3,000 individuals that we believe were victimized due to their relationship with the Boy Scouts of America,” Nessel said.

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CDC investigates Michigan teen’s death days after COVID vaccine to determine if there’s a connection

The CDC is investigating the death of a 13-year-old from Michigan to see if there is any connection to a COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the Saginaw County Health Department, the teen boy died three days after receiving his second dose of a vaccine. No further details have been released.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.