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New Detroit Chief Must Tame Scandal-Plagued City

August 13, 2009  | 


Under the leadership of a new chief, Detroit officers will work to reduce crime in a city that's near the top in homicides and violent crimes. Photo via Miss Lauralee (Flickr.com).

Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans, the former Wayne County Sheriff, has pledged to bring order to Detroit streets he calls the "wild wild West," the Associated Press reports in a feature.

Here's another excerpt from the article:

"Among the nation's largest cities, with just over 900,000 people, Detroit is near the top in homicide and violent crime rates. The city and police department also have struggled since 2003 to comply with federal decrees to correct how officers use force and how prisoners are housed.

Many police buildings are in poor condition, including its aging headquarters. Most patrol cars aren't even equipped with working in-car cameras or computers."

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