The Craig Fahle Show

Homicide in Detroit: Where Do We Go From Here?

Friday, January 4, 2013

Craig has a candid discussion with listeners about Detroit homicide numbers released yesterday. Former Detroit Chief of Police Benny Napolean said that Detroit needs approximately 5,000 police officers on the streets, a number that is nearly double the amount of officers currently working in the city. Napoleon also attributed much of violent crime in Detroit to narcotics trafficking. Additionally, in 2004 Jeff Seidel, a reporter for the Detroit Free Press said, “More than 50 percent of all murders in Detroit are related to the drug trade. Most of these murders do not happen because someone is high; it comes from the business side. Buying. Selling. Protecting turf.” For the story in today's Detroit Free Press, click here.

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