‘Detroit party city, no more’ -- Police unveil plan to curb street racing, violence

City announces approach to address disorderly behavior as people emerge from pandemic

Detroit police launch plan to curb summer violence, dangerous driving
Detroit police launch plan to curb summer violence, dangerous driving

DETROIT – Police are preparing to ramp up their presence and efforts in Detroit this summer in response to a rise in unruly behavior, illegal drag racing, guns, drugs, drinking and more.

Mayor Mike Duggan said Motor City will no longer be party city because the behavior is frustrating residents and leaves them feel unsafe to go outside.

Read: Detroit police to ramp up weekend presence, target drag racing under new summer safety plan

Many streets in Detroit have looked like stunt driving car shows.

The Detroit Police Department showcased several high-end sports cars that they have seized from illegal drag racers.

Interim Detroit police chief James White warned dangerous drivers that police officers will pursue them and seize their vehicles too.

After several fights broke out in Greektown, police said there will be no tolerance for violence.

Community leader Pastor Maurice Hardwick said he was embarrassed by the behavior and said families should help the police, rather than blame them.

More: Detroit Crime News


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