DOJ May End DPD Oversight Soon

January 23, 2014

"I think they're doing a lot better than they did 10 years ago."

Andy Arena, head of Detroit Crime Commission and former FBI agent.

The Detroit Police Department has been under federal oversight for more than 10 years, but that could end soon. Robert Warshaw, the Justice Department’s monitor, says most of the reasons that led to federal oversight have been addressed. Those include the use of excessive force and poor conditions in city jails. Andy Arena is in charge of the Detroit Crime Commission, and ia a former FBI agent. He tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that the force has made a lot of progress, especially in the last couple of years. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.