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Detroit faces exodus of police, firefighters

DETROIT (Reuters) - After years of pay cuts and reduction in their ranks, Detroit police officers and firefighters in the next week face a tough decision: Retire now or put their careers in the hands of Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr, who has the power to unilaterally cut their pay and benefitsFull story

Detroit hires fifth police chief in five years

DETROIT (Reuters) - The city of Detroit hired its fifth police chief in five years as Michigan's largest city grapples with a financial crisis, low officer morale and one of the highest violent crime and homicide rates in the United States. Full story

The shocking police practice of ‘dumping’ the homeless

  Legal director of the ACLU in Michigan Michael Steinberg joins Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss an investigation that shows what police are doing to people experiencing homelessness in Detroit.

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Members of the Detroit Police Department patrol following a bomb threat that closed the Ambassador Bridge to Canada Monday, July 17, 2012. Someone phoned in a threat from the U.S. side of the busy international border crossing around 7:20 p.m. (AP Photo/Detroit News,Elizabeth Conley ) DETROIT F