Sunday, August 16, 2009

Detroit Police Chief Tries To Handle Troubled Force!

Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans allowed Amber Hunt of the The Detroit Free Press to ride along with him through the streets of Detroit patrolling streets of a city that has yielded 850 shootings this year. Evans has only been on the job for six weeks, and has been asked to be called every time there's a shooting. Needless to say, he's been called every night in a city that averages 4 people being shot a day.

Evans is overseeing a department that needs a complete overhaul from a cultural standpoint, and the don't snitch philosophy on the streets makes it difficult to solve cases. He's trying to be as proactive as possible, and knows that he has a tough job ahead of him. Interesting article on what every big city in America faces in terms of dealing with crime.

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