Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- This ballot proposal is critical to Michigan's economy, but most people won't bother to vote on it
- Don't like the water shut-offs in Detroit? Now you can pay someone's overdue water bill
- Approaching construction on the highway? Experts say the "zipper merge" can help
- Some think their immigrant ancestors were the last that should be allowed in the U.S.
- Michigan Republican Party's tactics remind me of Watergate, because both were unnecessary
Tue April 26, 2011
Detroit Police launch quarterly public meetings
Detroit Police held the first of what they say will be quarterly community meetings Tuesday night.
Police Chief Ralph Godbee says the meetings are a way to share up-to-date crime data with Detroit residents.
Godbee says it’s also a way for the police and citizens to exchange information, and start tackling the city’s crime problem honestly.
“We have to engage the community in a meaningful way. Not patronizing them, not telling them what we think they want to hear, but giving the realistic landscape of what we’re up against, but also taking credit for what we’ve done right.”
Godbee told the group at last night’s meeting that citywide crime is down for the first part of this year.
However, he acknowledges that homicides and non-fatal shootings are up somewhat. There have been 91 homicides in Detroit so far this year.