A death threat against Detroit Police Chief James Craig was made through social media by a gang member who is likely part of a criminal narcotic network, Craig said Sunday.
“We need to clap him out,” Craig said the man wrote, which is slang for shooting someone to death.
During a news conference to address the matter, Craig said the threat will not deter the work that has been done to curtail crime in the city, which includes an average of 35 weekly raids on confirmed drug dens.
On Sunday, Craig issued a warning to the man who made the threat on his life:
“We will find you,” Craig said, “and we’re going to dismantle your criminal enterprise,” the Detroit Free Press reports.