DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The new Detroit Crime Commission is getting a $1 million federal grant to help fight crime on the city’s east side.
The money will be used to develop a “data-driven approach” to identify issues fueling crime. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says she’s putting an assistant prosecutor in place to concentrate on Detroit’s east side.
U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke, D-Mich., will present a symbolic check to the Detroit Crime Commission on Tuesday. The commission is a nonprofit group formed last year to act as a liaison between the public and law enforcement agencies.
It is staffed by retired law enforcers and led by Andrew Arena, the former head of the Detroit FBI.
To learn more about the Detroit Crime Commission, visit www.detroitcrimecommission.org.
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