Live stream: Detroit mayor, police unveil summer crowd control plan

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan at a news conference May 12, 2021 (WDIV)

DETROIT – The city of Detroit unveiled a new crowd control plan for the summer as the city begins to return to normal amid the pandemic, and after dealing with rowdiness and violence in recent weeks.

Interim Police Chief James White held a news briefing Thursday morning alongside Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to discuss details of a new summer crowd control plan that will be carried out by the police department and supported by local businesses and organizations.

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

The interim chief also discussed how the police department is addressing the ongoing issue of illegal drag racing in the city.

The news conference comes a few days after Detroit police Commissioner Willie Burton pleaded with visitors and residents of Greektown to stop the violence, following news of a large brawl that broke out in the neighborhood this month. The brawl was one of several to go viral between the end of May and beginning of June this year.

Following the recent violence in Downtown Detroit, police decided to introduce a new plan that will include a zero tolerance policy for any type of illegal activity in Greektown. Officials were also considering shutting down some streets in Greektown to control the flow of people.

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