Feds, State Join Detroit Police In Effort To Reduce Gun Crime By 25%


Acknowledging that Detroit needs help reducing violent crime, local, state, and federal law enforcement officials announced an aggressive effort that will deploy state troopers and federal agents to neighborhoods, assign federal prosecutors to police precincts, and send officers door to door to engage citizens, the Detroit News reports. Mayor Dave Bing joined U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, interim Detroit Police Chief Chester Logan, and others in unveiling “Detroit One,” a program that emphasizes a unified, proactive approach to fighting crime, with a focus on narcotics-related offenses in high-crime areas identified as “hot zones.” Detroit One is modeled after programs in other cities that stress cooperation among law enforcement, pointing to a similar program in Washington, D.C., that’s credited with reducing murders from a high of 479 in the 1990s to 88 in 2012. The goal is to reduce gun-related violent crime in Detroit by 25 percent in 2013.

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