Detroit Police Chief James Craig said on Saturday that his department supports the government’s plan to send 42 federal agents to his city and is “excited” about their “continued relationship” with federal law enforcement partners.
Craig said in an interview with “Fox & Friends Weekend” that what is “troublesome” is that their partnership is “not new.”
The Detroit Police Chief explained the lack of violent riots in the car city: “Let’s not retreat here”
He recalled: “In December last year, I stood in Barr’s Attorney General’s office, standing with all the heads of the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, and the U.S. Department of Defense.”
However, according to Craig, what has changed is “right [enhancing]Their efforts to combat violent crime in the community.
According to the Detroit Free Press, shootings in the city have risen by 53% and homicides have risen by 31%.
It was announced last week that the deployment of these agents was carried out simultaneously with the government’s “Operation Legend” operation. The plan is named after 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro (LeGend Taliferro), who died in his sleep in Kansas City, Missouri at the end of June. .
Detroit is just one of many cities in the country where the number of federal officials has increased, even though the Detroit Free Press reported that some agents have conducted gun investigations in Motor City.
Democratic Mayor Mike Duggan also welcomed the intervention of the federal government, but emphasized that the city did not request any federal law enforcement assistance for ongoing “black life issues” demonstrations, which have remained so far. peace.
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Craig told Griff Jenkins, the host of “Friends Weekend”, that no one is talking to Detroit people.
He said: “You know, all about the’downgraded police’-talk to ordinary Detroit people and see what they say. The protesters say something completely different.” “And, it’s not about solving our massive peace Protest. We have not seen violence like in other cities.”
Having said that, the Black Living Issues Movement opposed federal intervention and has since called on Craig to resign.
The chief said that he feels “lucky” to have a mayor like Dugan, who “understands violence” and hopes to continue to reduce the crime rate. “
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He said: “He is very active. We met again with U.S. Attorney Matthew Snyder in Michigan. For many years, he has been ours in reducing violence and eliminating gangs and violent predators holding guns. Strong supporter.” explained. “So, we are in this lockstep.”
“So what happened in other cities is shameful. But Detroit [are enforcing] “, Craig concluded.