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Detroit Chief Says Friendly Fire May Have Killed Officer

October 24, 2013
Officer Patrick Hill was part of a special anti-crime task force. The incident occurred April 2 after officers, including Hill, executed a traffic stop on the driver of a silver Dodge Magnum. The driver, murder suspect and convicted armed robber Matthew Joseph, 24, did not comply, police said.

Detroit Officer Wounded In Gunfight Dies

October 19, 2013
A Detroit Police officer struck by gunfire by a murder suspect in April has succumbed to his wounds. Officer Patrick Hill died Saturday.

Detroit Chief: Command Staff Changes to Save $1M

October 15, 2013
Detroit Police Chief James Craig has announced changes to his executive team that will save the agency roughly $1 million a year in salaries, he said during a press conference.

The Detroit Blues

October 10, 2013

A force of 2,419 Detroit Police officers now provides law enforcement services to the shrinking city of just over 706,000 residents. Between 1990 and 2011, the city lost a third of its residents. Since 2003, the agency has lost a third of its officers. 

Feds Give Detroit $2M to Hire Officers

September 27, 2013
The Obama Administration awarded Detroit a $1.8 million grant Friday to hire 10 police officers to help the city fight crime. The grant pays for a police officer's salary and benefits for three years.

Detroit Officer Collapses at Motorcycle Competition

September 17, 2013
Officer Rodney Jones, 49, had just celebrated 28 years serving the department. Jones was also an executive board member of the Detroit Police Officers Association.

Detroit Chief Eliminates Mandatory 12-Hour Shifts

September 17, 2013
Detroit Police officers will not longer be required to work three 12-hour shifts, newly appointed Chief James Craig announced today. Beginning Oct. 14, Detroit PD officers will begin working eight-hour shifts.

CommandScope Provides Detroit Officers with Hotel Building Data

September 6, 2013
CommandScope pre-planning software will be installed at a Detroit DoubleTree hotel to equip the Detroit Police Department with building data of the hotel grounds.

Detroit Rolls Out New Patrol Cars

August 26, 2013
The Detroit Police Department has put 15 new patrol vehicles into service from a donation from the local business community providing 100 new cruisers to patrol officers. The city unveiled the new Chevrolet Caprices, Dodge Chargers, and Ford Police Interceptor sedans Thursday during a downtown parade.

Detroit Police Radio System Crashes Again

August 21, 2013
The Detroit Police Department's communications system crashed and remained inoperable for much of the day Tuesday, marking the second time this summer the system has failed.

Detroit Officer Bra Sizes Mistakenly Released

August 14, 2013
A Detroit Police executive in charge of dispersing body armor to officers accidentally forwarded an email to subordinates that contained personal information including height, weight—and cup sizes.

The End of Professional Policing?

August 14, 2013
Elected officials seeking reforms seem to lack the respect for the men and women of emergency services. As one said recently to me, "There is no difference between a police officer and ditch digger, you are all my servants."

Detroit Pension Fight Heads To Court

July 22, 2013
The Ingham County (Mich.) judge who said Detroit's bankruptcy petition violates the state constitution set a hearing for July 29 to consider the state's attempt to tamper with pension benefits for public employees including police officers.

Detroit Declares Bankruptcy, Police Union Sues

July 18, 2013
Detroit filed for bankruptcy today, setting up an historic municipal bankruptcy process in which the city's police union has vowed to fight for retirement and health care benefits for current and retired officers.

Video: Detroit Police Arrest News Photographer

July 17, 2013
The Detroit Police Department has opened an investigation into the arrest of a Detroit Free-Press photographer by a plainclothes officer during an arrest on a public street.

Detroit Police Arrest News Photographer

July 17, 2013

The Detroit Police Department has opened an investigation into the arrest of a Detroit Free-Press photographer by a plainclothes officer during an arrest on a public street. Read the full story here.

Mistrial Declared In Detroit Cop's OIS Case

June 18, 2013
Detroit Police Officer Joseph Weekley will stand trial a second time for the shooting death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones after a judge on Tuesday declared a mistrial.

Video: Detroit Cop Says Fatal Raid Shooting Not Negligent

June 13, 2013
The Detroit Police tactical operator accused of negligently causing a 7-year-old's death testified Thursday that he constantly thinks about a shooting he said was accidental.

Detroit Cop Testifies About Fatal Raid

June 13, 2013

The Detroit Police SWAT operator accused of negligently causing a 7-year-old's death testified Thursday that the shooting was accidental. Watch Joseph Weekley's testimony. Read the full story here.

Video: Fatal Detroit Raid Shown In Officer's Trial

June 5, 2013
Jurors watched dash-cam footage from a fatal Detroit Police raid Wednesday during the trial of tactical operator Joseph Weekely for the shooting of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones.
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