DETROIT – Detroit police Chief James Craig said five of his department’s officers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 while 152 are quarantined.
Of that number, 130 officers were ordered to quarantine by the Detroit Police Department (DPD), Craig said. The other 22 are self-quarantined -- their private doctors told them to do so.
Craig added that one civilian contract employee with DPD has tested positive for COVID-19.
“It’s certainly cause for concern,” Craig said Friday.
The chief said the department is taking a different “posture” on low-level misdemeanor crime.
The state of Michigan reported Friday that 549 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state, of which 74 cases are in Detroit.