5 GOP candidates disqualified from ballot in Michigan gubernatorial race over alleged forgery
Thursday (May 26), five republican candidates were officially thrown off the ballot by the state board of canvassers. Those candidates include former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, Perry Johnson, Donna Brandenburg, Michael Markey, and Mike Brown.
Detroit police Chief James Craig speaks out on recent accidental shootings involving children
DETROIT – For the second time in the span of a week, a child in Detroit found an unsecured gun in a home and accidentally pulled the trigger. “We’ve seen tragedy after tragedy. It’s too many stories like this,” Detroit police Chief James Craig said. “Another tragic situation where another gun owner falls asleep with a gun,” Craig said. “If you’re a gun owner and you invite guests to your home and there’s children or adults that you may not want to have access -- you need to secure the weapons.
Armed man killed by Detroit police after woman’s murder, police station shooting, DPD says
DETROIT – A man armed with a high-powered rifle was killed during a shootout with police after he murdered a woman over a child custody issue and fired shots into a police station, according to authorities. Detroit police Chief James Craig said the man involved in the shooting approached the Fifth Precinct in a large, black SUV and got out with a “high-powered” rifle. He fired about four shots into the police station, Craig said. The lieutenant at the desk put out a call for help, and as units responded, the armed man left the front area of the police station, according to authorities. When he came across one of the responding police vehicles, the man fired at it, hitting it at least once in the windshield, officials said.
Man who died after being shot by police sought help for mental health issues before incident, family says
DETROIT – A man who died after being shot by police tried to get psychological help before the incident, his family said. Craig said Michael Moza was a suspect in multiple shootings at that residence and was followed by police during the first incident. “for the election.”Police said Michael Moza started to have an outburst and get sick on the job. The next morning Michael Moza was accused of firing five more shots into the home from the prior incident. Michael is the third person with mental health issues to be shot and killed by police in recent months.
‘Operation Clean Sweep’: Detroit police Chief James Craig says corrupt officers won’t avoid charges
DETROIT – The Detroit Police Department has been trying to clean up what chief James Craig admits was a dirty narcotics unit -- the department launched what’s called operation “clean sweep.”The operation led to the firing of one officer, the retirement of a sergeant and three other officers, suspensions of two officers with pay and the resignations of three officers. “This probe has had a significant impact on rooting out corruption, but our work does continue,” Craig said. And those monies were not paid, not paid to the informant. Suggesting alleged embezzlement by officers,” Craig said. Craig said this is the first time a police corruption probe of this magnitude and complexity was launched by the department.
DPD chief, AG Dana Nessel weigh in on decision in Breonna Taylor’s death
DETROIT – Detroit Police Chief James Craig has been very vocal about the racial tension in the United States from George Floyd to Breonna Taylor. “The death of Breonna Taylor is a tragedy. Breonna Taylor was killed by police when they executed a search warrant at her apartment. That charge applies to the risk put on Taylor’s neighbors but doesn’t hold the officer responsible for Taylor’s death. They decided that the walls of the apartment matter and Breonna Taylor’s life didn’t matter," Davis said.
Detroit police chief provides details in officers shooting of dog on other side of fence
DETROIT Video has gone viral of a Detroit police officer shooting a dog that police said had attacked a police K-9. Detroit police chief James Craig has provided more context on that shooting on Monday. The video shows the dog behind the fence spot the officer and the K-9 and run toward the fence. The police dogs muzzle was in the mouth of the other dog and the dog wouldnt let go. I can say that the K-9 officer made an attempt to dislodge the dog, Craig said.
Protesters push back against Federal presence in Detroit
DETROIT – Activist group “Detroit Will Breathe” is protesting against more Federal Agents coming to Detroit. Their main message is federal agents are not wanted and not welcomed in Detroit. All of this happened because of ‘Operation Legend.’ United States officials said more federal agents are coming to Detroit in the next couple of weeks to help ease the recent violence in Detroit, and agents are here to assist with the gun violence. Police Chief James Craig spoke about this partnership on the national stage. RELATED: Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unanswered
Protesters push back against Federal presence in Detroit
Protesters push back against Federal presence in DetroitPublished: August 1, 2020, 6:16 pmTheir main message is federal agents are not wanted and not welcomed in Detroit. All of this happened because of ‘Operation Legend’. United States officials said more federal agents are coming to Detroit in the next couple of weeks to help ease the recent violence in Detroit, and agents are here to assist with the gun violence.
Activist group ‘Detroit Will Breathe’ calls for police chief James Craig’s resignation
DETROIT – Activist group “Detroit Will Breathe” is calling for Detroit Police chief James Craig to resign in the wake of multiple officer involved shootings over the past few weeks. The leader of the group, Tristan Taylor, said he thinks none of the shootings were justified. “In two of the cases, the victims shot by the police were on the ground when they were shot. In two deadly officer involved shootings video shows that the men were not on the ground when police first shot. Craig said the department releases video of shootings as fast as possible so the public can see what happened.
Activist group ‘Detroit Will Breathe’ calls for police chief James Craig’s resignation
Activist group ‘Detroit Will Breathe’ calls for police chief James Craig’s resignationPublished: July 28, 2020, 5:46 pmActivist group “Detroit Will Breathe” is calling for Detroit Police chief James Craig to resign in the wake of multiple officer involved shootings over the past few weeks.
Suspect arrested in connection with shooting at Detroit Coney Island that killed 3, injured 1
DETROIT – Police are providing new information regarding a shooting at a Detroit Coney Island that left three people dead and another injured. Wednesday update: Detroit man charged with first-degree murder after Coney Island shooting killed 3, injured 1“Another cowardly criminal,” Detroit police chief James Craig said. READ: Person of interest being questioned in shooting that killed 3 people at Detroit Coney IslandWayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Mickey Dane Douglas, 25, of Detroit in connection with the fatal shootings. Gretchen Whitmer or Craig,“To suggest that the Federal Troops, or Federal Agents to come in Detroit, absolutely not,” Craig said. READ: ‘No possible justification’: Detroit mayor, police chief respond to threat of federal agent deployment
Protesters call for Detroit officer who drove through crowd to be fired, face charges
Protesters call for Detroit officer who drove through crowd to be fired, face chargesPublished: June 29, 2020, 11:12 pmA group of about 300 protesters marched on Monday night, calling for the Detroit police officer who drove through a crowd of protesters to be fired and to face charges.
Churches call for peace after violent summer weekend in Detroit
DETROIT – It was a violent weekend in the city of Detroit, with four people killed and 25 others shot. Detroit Police Chief James Craig addressed the violent weekend, saying that many of the shootings are being sparked by arguments. In response to the violent weekend, churches across the city are calling for 24 hours of peace. Code 22 calls for 24 hours of peace in Detroit. READ: 1 killed, 11 injured during violent first weekend of summer in Detroit
Detroit business owner disagrees with protesters demand to end Project Green Light
The idea behind Project Green Light is to use cameras linked to police to keep the community safe. 2 was to end Project Green Light. Now there are Project Green Light cameras all over the city. Beydoun said hes seen an increase in business because of Project Green Light. It will be up to them if Project Green Light continues or is shut down, Beydoun said.
‘Detroit Will Breathe’ meets with Detroit mayor, chief of police to discuss protesters list of demands
DETROIT – Protest organizers met with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and police chief James Craig on Tuesday to present them with their list of demands. The protest group has marched in the city for the last 11 days. Tristan Taylor is an organizer of the group “Detroit Will Breathe." They had a closed doors meeting with Duggan and Craig where they shared their list of 24 demands. READ: Detroit protest leaders list 11 demands ahead of meeting with mayor, police chief
Why officials didnt enforce curfew Wednesday night as protesters marched through Detroit streets
DETROIT Local 4 has learned why Detroit officials decided not to enforce the curfew Wednesday night when protesters continued to march through the streets past 8 p.m.Mayor Mike Duggan said he let Detroit police Chief James Craig make the call on whether to enforce the curfew. READ: Protesters declare victory after Detroit police let them march without enforcing curfewOn Friday and Saturday, when the sun went down, peaceful protesters went home while violent protesters tried to take over the streets. We agree with protesters, Duggan said. On Thursday night, Craig put himself alongside protesters, and the mayor left it up to him to make the controversial call to disregard the curfew. Protesters have gathered for Thursday night, and the curfew is still on.
Go home: Detroit police chief, community leaders slam violent out-of-town protesters
DETROIT Detroits police chief and community leaders criticized out-of-town protesters who are coming to the city and seem intent on creating a confrontation. Whitmer during COVID-19 pandemicRay Winans, a Detroit mentor and community leader, said he doesnt condone protesters destroying the city. Its not right, and its outright disrespectful.On Tuesday night, protesters marched up Gratiot Avenue and got into a confrontation with Detroit police officers when they refused to disperse. The rest were from Detroit suburbs, except for six from Maryland, Washington, D.C., California and New York City. Do you care about the city of Detroit? Craig asked.
Detroit police say outsiders coming to city to turn protests into chaos
DETROIT Detroit police officers are working closely with the FBI to identify and track outsiders who are coming to the city and trying to turn protests into chaos. These individuals have an agenda, Detroit police Chief James Craig said. Craig said he believes theyre in the city to tear down the bridges police have spent years building with the Detroit community. We know that, and we are poised to address it.Police have arrested people coming into the city from Washington, D.C., Nashville and Ohio. The majority of the arrests at Downtown Detroit protests have been people from the Metro Detroit suburbs, including Ferndale, Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills and Orion Township.
9 arrested, police cars damaged during protests in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – A “March Against Police Brutality” was held in Downtown Detroit on Friday. It was a mostly peaceful protest during the day -- but police cars were damaged and nine people were arrested, according to Detroit police Chief James Craig. MORE: 1 killed, multiple arrests made during protests in Downtown DetroitSeven of the people who were arrested weren’t from Detroit. READ: 19-year-old man shot, killed during protests in Downtown DetroitSix of the people arrested were men and three were women, according to officials. One of the people arrested is accused of running down a Detroit officer on a bicycle earlier in the day Friday.
Police chief James Craig says Detroit can avoid a Minneapolis situation through honesty
DETROIT Police Chief James Craig said keeping the peace in Detroit is all about relationships, especially during some heated moments that are happening in the country. READ: Detroit Police Chief James Craig calls the death of George Floyd murderCraig said being open and honest is something he enforces within the department. Craig recently talked about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Coming from the Chief of Police, in a city as large as Detroit, and as black as Detroit, thats powerful. READ: Minnesota police arrest entire CNN TV crew covering George Floyd protests live on-air
Video shows spectator being struck by car during ‘Sunday Funday’ stunt driving meetup
DETROIT – A stunt-driving meetup called “Sunday Funday” was held on private property for the second straight week. The event is drawing new concerns Monday night after someone in the crowd was hit by a stunt driver. The event was moved to private property with the blessing of Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Detroit police said the man who was hit was not hurt and the event stopped for more than a half an hour. My motto right now is ‘Cali started it and Detroit is going to finish it.’”
Detroit police Chief James Craig hosts 4th annual Senior Cupid Ball
DETROIT – Police Chief James Craig hosted the 4th annual Senior Cupid Ball Saturday at the Roostertail on Detroit’s east side. The Senior Cupid Ball started as an event for Detroit’s senior women, but has become so popular that senior men were invited for Saturday’s event. The event is to thank the seniors for supporting the Detroit Police Department and to show Detroit’s seniors how valuable they are to the community. “It was a way to bring out, initially, senior women who live alone -- or are alone -- and to let them know they are not forgotten,” Craig said. According to Craig, hundreds of seniors were turned away Saturday because the event reached capacity and that the Senior Cupid Ball will be ready for a much larger attendance.