Detroit's mayor and interim police chief recently unveiled a five-point plan that aims to address the raucous "party atmosphere" in neighborhoods and parks that often leads to fights or gunplay, while cracking down on drag racing and drifting.
During a press conference at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters, Mayor Mike Duggan and interim chief James White laid out the plan, which they said was drafted in response to complaints by residents. They were joined by members of community groups that vowed to help with the effort.
White said he will deploy extra officers on overtime to carry out the plan's five components: Increasing police presence; strict enforcement of noise code violations; cracking down on parking lot owners who allow tailgating parties; curbing drag racing and drifting; and community engagement, Detroit News reports.
The city curfew that prohibits kids age 17 and under from being outside alone after 10 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 p.m. on weekends will also be enforced, White said.