A judge has eased oversight of the Detroit Police Department after the government reported substantial compliance with a 2003 agreement to reduce excessive force and illegal arrests.
Between 1995 and 2000, police killed nearly 50 people, including six people who were unarmed and shot in the back.
Local Reverend Calls On Metro Detroiters To Join Push For Police Brutality Legislation After Events In Ferguson
Rev. Charles Williams, II, said there has been a lot of misrepresentation of what’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri.
“Personally, when I watched the video, I was horrified,” said Dawud Walid, Executive Director for CAIR-MI.
Have you ever felt that a cop has unfairly messed with you?
Debra Pernell-Simmons says she was demonstrating on behalf of a female inmate who had complained of mistreatment, when she was suddenly tased.
Some Detroit community activists say they’re concerned that there won’t be proper checks in place to report and investigate alleged abuse by county and state law enforcement officers who have been brought in to help local police fight violent crime.
Criticism and more questions over Detroit’s police department’s pace to fully comply with federal orders to clean up its act.