Last night in Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan delivered his State of the City address and touted the reduction in violent crime that the city has experienced since James Craig left his post as chief of Detroit Police Department. Duggan also highlighted the more collaborative posture the department has after Craig’s departure, allowing for DPD, prosecutors, and judges to work more closely to keep our communities safe.
Duggan’s address explained that Detroit has been better off since James Craig entered retirement. Homicides and non-fatal shoots are down 23% and 27% respectively.
REPORTER: One departure tonight in this address was a very thinly veiled swipe at former police chief James Craig.
MAYOR DUGGAN: When Chief White doesn’t attack the prosecutor, or the judges, or the feds, and everybody works together. Let me show you what happened.
REPORTER: Duggan touting how homicides and shootings are down since Chief White took control of the department.