Detroit Mayor Bans TV Production Crews From Police Raids


Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says that television production teams no longer will be allowed on police raids, reports the Detroit Free Press. The prohibition comes a little more than a week after a police officer fatally shot 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones during an early-morning raid on the city's east side. A crew from the A&E real-life drama show about police departments across the U.S. was shooting footage as Detroit officers barged into her family's duplex.

“We don't think it's in the best interest of police procedure,” said mayoral spokeswoman Karen Dumas said. Bing wasn't aware of the city's relationship with the cable network's TV show until after the May 16 raid, she said. “It's not necessarily proven to be negative, but it's also not necessarily proven to be positive,” she explained.

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