Mayor Dave Bing gets an earful of boos during public meeting - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Mayor Dave Bing gets an earful of boos during public meeting

Posted: Updated:
A woman voices her frustration during a public meeting in Detroit Thursday night. A woman voices her frustration during a public meeting in Detroit Thursday night.
DETROIT (MyFox Detroit) -

Frustrated Detroiters showed up to give Mayor Dave Bing an earful of boos during a community meeting Thursday night.

A crowd packed with off-duty Detroit police officers, firefighters and other municipal union members filled the Charity Lutheran Church on Kelly Road. Bing, along with other members of his administration, were required by the city charter to be in attendance.

"Mayor Bing, I do not know what you can take away from us next," cried out one angry Detroit woman. "Our children are not being educated. We have no security. We have no streetlights. I am surprised at you Dave Bing. You have sold us out, mayor. And you know you're wrong."

Many in the crowd were upset over a 10 percent police and fire pay cut.

"The reaction in the room was due to the lack of concern for the safety of the city in Detroit," said Officer Baron Coleman, who attended the meeting. "When you take officers and dismiss them by taking their pay, taking their benefits and making them feel unwanted, you take away from the city of Detroit. You take away from the people."

On Wednesday, a judge struck down two sections of an agreement between the state and Detroit to fix the city's finances that were used to cut pay to police officers and firefighters. The decision could hamper Bing's efforts to impose wage cuts to save money.

The city is reviewing the ruling. An appeal is planned by the state.

This isn't the first time public safety supporters have voice their opinions in public. Boos and heckles rained down on the Bing administration during another public meeting held back in July.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Easter Sunday benefit for Steve Utash and crime victims

    Easter Sunday benefit for Steve Utash and crime victims

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:46:19 GMT
    Since his near death beating by a mob, family, friends and total strangers have rallied around Steven Utash. The latest show of support was on Easter Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church in Detroit.
    Since his near death beating by a mob, family, friends and total strangers have rallied around Steven Utash. The latest show of support was on Easter Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church in Detroit.
  • Wanted suspect arrested for high profile crimes

    Wanted suspect arrested for high profile crimes

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:43:01 GMT
    A wanted suspect connected to serious crimes in Metro Detroit is now in custody. Ray Slayton, 47, was arrested Sunday morning at a hotel in Warren on felony drug charges.
    A wanted suspect connected to serious crimes in Metro Detroit is now in custody. Ray Slayton, 47, was arrested Sunday morning at a hotel in Warren on felony drug charges.
  • Recall: Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners

    Recall: Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:36:39 GMT
    Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners' packages.
    Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners' packages.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices