Michigan State Police troopers faced a barrage of criticism during a community meeting in Flint today. Much of the complaints centered on recent fatal auto accidents involving state troopers.
It was a sometimes emotional three hour meeting between Flint residents and state police commanders.
Many people, including family members of two women killed in auto accidents linked to car chases involving state troopers, blasted the state police.
“You don’t even have a 'Plan B' when you’re chasing somebody,” a woman in the audience, “That just doesn’t make any sense, to come here as a professional and kill people who were not even involved in what you were dealing with.”
Dozens of Michigan State Police troopers are patrolling Flint city streets and assisting with investigations in the city. The troopers are augmenting Flint's depleted police department, which has been decimated in recent years by budget cuts.