Community pulls together to support Officer Courts’ family
A day of tributes for Detroit police Officer Loren Courts as his family, friends, and the city say their final goodbye. Courts was killed in the line of duty less than two weeks ago, and during the funeral service Monday, an end of watch call conveyed one last dispatch to him.
‘This is a heinous crime’ -- 8-year-old Southfield girl fatally shot, brother facing charges
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – An 8-year-old girl who was shot Sunday evening at an apartment in Southfield died from her injuries Wednesday night. Gyasi Arnez Stribling, the victim’s 20-year-old brother, is now facing charges. He’s accused of shooting Bailei Singleton at the 12 North Apartments on 12 Mile Road, between Northwestern Highway and Telegraph Road. The girl had been in critical condition at a hospital after being shot in her head. Police said he allegedly fabricated a story and said Bailei had been shot during an attempted robbery.
Southfield Police Department fully deploys body cameras in the field
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren reveled new body cameras on Monday that are now on every single officer in the department. Officers will abide by the policy of Southfield Police Department on all shifts, Barren said. That way we enhance our community trust. Were fully transparent in this purchase and again, this community is very excited to know the Southfield Police Department has enhanced our capabilities and community trust, Barren said. The Southfield Police Department will pay that $1.5 million over the course of a 5 year period.
Southfield police chief defends officers accused of police brutality in pregnant womans lawsuit
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. Southfields police chief is defending the officers accused of police brutality in a lawsuit filed by a pregnant woman who said three officers assaulted her and caused her to lose her unborn baby. Southfield police Chief Elvin Barren said this is not a case of police brutality. He said hes appalled by allegations that his officers would treat a Black resident differently than a White resident or knowingly use a Taser on a pregnant woman. When you look at the narrative that was suggested: that we knowingly would Tase a pregnant woman -- that is appalling to me, Barren said. It is also alarming to me that it was suggested that this police department would have treated her differently if she was a White woman from an affluent community.