Detroit Cops to Get Federal Monitor

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The U.S. Justice Department will appoint a federal monitor to oversee the troubled Detroit Police Department, and will announce Thursday whether it will seek a court order imposing costly changes, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The announcement is expected to end a 30-month civil rights probe into the department that began after the Free Press reported that Detroit led the nation’s large cities in the number of per-capita shootings of citizens by police.

The appointment of a federal monitor means Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and Police Chief Jerry Oliver would lose some control over the Police Department because the monitor would have a strong say in the way it is run.

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