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Detroit Officers Face Gunfire From Fleeing Suspects

Police say someone inside the car fired shots at the patrol car striking it several times during the pursuit. The rear-seat passenger, shown hanging out of the car in dashcam images, was armed with a 9mm handgun, according to police..

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Detroit Police Fire Officer for "Zoo Animals" Social Media Post

An officer with the Detroit Police Department has reportedly been fired over a post he made on social media saying, "Another night to Rangel up [sic] these zoo animals."

Major City Homicide Detectives Overwhelmed by Murder Rate

Over a five-year period, each detective in Detroit has been tasked with solving an average of about eight new slayings annually — a caseload exceeding what policing experts say should be no more than five homicides per detective, per year.

Murder Charge Dropped in Hit-and-Run Death of Detroit Officer

Jonathan Cole, 19, is still facing charges of reckless driving causing death and failing to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death, which are both felonies.

Detroit Police Say Doorbell Camera Video on Social Media May Hinder Investigations

The Detroit Police Department is asking citizens who have doorbell cameras and other security systems—which have rapidly become popular with home owners—to resist the urge to post video of a suspected burglar on social media, at least until the department can begin its own investigation.

Detroit Officer Dies 10 Days After On-Duty Hit-and-Run

Shukur was struck by a car while walking to his patrol vehicle after responding to a crowd control call. The driver of the SUV that hit him, which was estimated to be traveling at 60 or 70 miles an hour, was 19-year-old Jonathan David Cole of Belleville.

Detroit Officer Suspended for Allegedly Striking Combative Woman

According to Detroit Police Chief James Craig, officers had transported the woman — who was reportedly naked — to an area hospital, where she suddenly became very agitated, reportedly threatening hospital staff, spitting on various people, biting a security officer, and trying to bite a police officer.

Off-Duty Detroit Officer, Girlfriend Killed in Single Vehicle Collision

Officer James Hearn was driving home with his girlfriend after volunteering with the Detroit Police Department's Team-Up program — aimed at mentoring young people — when his vehicle veered off the road and crashed into a light standard or pole.

POA President: Detroit Losing Police Officers

Detroit Police Officers Association President Mark Diaz says that the department is losing officers faster than it can hire new ones.

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Officers in Major Cities Coping with Paintball Wars

“He started the movement in an effort to stop the shootings in the inner cities,” she said. “It’s kind of morphed into something other than what he anticipated, I think. Now these kids have been shooting unsuspecting citizens as opposed to their friends during these paintball wars.”

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