Hilton Napoleon says his 25 officers are struggling to meet the city’s law enforcement needs.
Police say two people were injured when shots rang out during an apparent argument between neighbors.
She said the American Red Cross is helping displaced families find temporary shelter.
A young metro Detroit man is behind bars, facing multiple charges, after an early morning shooting last week.
Police say a man was just trying to walk across the road when he was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver.
Inkster police say the crime scene covers several city blocks because bullets were flying everywhere.
Residents and businesses are expected to get refunds after being soaked with thousands of dollars in overcharged water bills.
The cat, nicknamed “Hope,” was found two weeks ago alongside a dumpster in Inkster with burns over half of her body.
This is the 13th homicide already this year, compared to a total of 12 for all of last year.
The financially struggling Inkster school district has been dissolved and its 2,200 students are being split among four other area school districts.