Detroit Police Department increases overtime pay to help deter gun violence as summer comes to a close
As we enter the final weekends of summer, Michigan Mayor Mike Duggan is now approving double-time pay for Detroit police officers to ensure the department has enough officers on the street to curb gun violence.
Ice cream truck serves Detroit Police Department amid battle over armor
There’s a new reaction to a story we brought you about police officers wearing body armor in public places. One local ice cream shop asked officers to ditch the gear when they stopped for a scoop. Some people say the armor makes them uncomfortable.
Newly-freed man says corrupt Detroit police officer’s bogus testimony landed him in jail
DETROIT – A man previously charged with drug possession is suing the city of Detroit and its police department -- specifically after his arresting officer was found to be corrupt. Renard Austin, 40, of Detroit was arrested in October of 2018 when Detroit police raided his friend’s house. Austin did say, however, that one Detroit police officer was on him, big time. Austin claims the former officer told him “If you pay $10,000, this will all go away.”Mosely was one of several former Detroit police officers recently found to be corrupt. He has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit and the Detroit Police Department regarding Mosely’s alleged corrupt behavior.
DPD officer helps crying child work through fear of police
DETROIT When a Detroit police officer saw that 4-year-old four year old Mason Evans was crying and scared of him, he took the time to talk to the little boy to comfort him. I heard a kid crying saying, I dont want to get shot, I dont want to die, said Masons grandmother, Gina Kelly. An officer asked Kelly if he could talk to Mason and, when given the go-ahead, he told Mason police are there to help others when theyre in trouble. RELATED: Mentorship program brings Detroit teenagers together with police officersThe police officers took it a step further by buying the children snacks and drinks. The family wants to thank the officers at Detroit Police Departments Second Precinct for alleviating Masons fears.