Detroit police special units could be disbanded - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Detroit police special units could be disbanded

Posted: Updated:
  • 2013 Detroit HomicidesMore>>

  • Michigan's Most Wanted: Search for 3 killers

    Michigan's Most Wanted: Search for 3 killers

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:58:55 GMT
    A special Michigan's Most Wanted. We're looking for the people responsible for three murders. Crime Stoppers will take your call right now at 1-800-SPEAKUP.
    A special Michigan's Most Wanted. We're looking for the people responsible for three murders. Crime Stoppers will take your call right now at 1-800-SPEAKUP.
  • Business owner shot and killed on Detroit's east side

    Business owner shot and killed on Detroit's east side

    Saturday, December 21 2013 11:26 PM EST2013-12-22 04:26:04 GMT
    A business owner was shot and killed Sunday in the parking lot of a gas station on Detroit's east side. Police are looking for suspects.
    A business owner was shot and killed Sunday in the parking lot of a gas station on Detroit's east side. The victim had come from across the street where he owns a business when he was gunned down in his car around 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
  • Double shooting at Detroit party leaves one dead, one critical

    Double shooting at Detroit party leaves one dead, one critical

    Monday, December 9 2013 12:09 AM EST2013-12-09 05:09:51 GMT
    One person is dead, another victim is critically injured after a shooting Sunday afternoon on Detroit's east side. Two men are the latest victims of gun violence in the city.
    One person is dead, another victim is critically injured after a shooting Sunday afternoon on Detroit's east side. Two men are the latest victims of gun violence in the city.
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

As violence continues to soar in the city, Fox 2 has learned several Detroit special police units who work to get guns off the street could be disbanded. Changed could impact the gang quad and other special units.

Click on the video player to watch Ron Savage's report.

Could gang squad an other special units be dissolved in order to get more boots on the street. Fox 2 obtained an email sources tell us is a DPD in-house email which reads, "Effective Mon. Feb 4 officers from these units will be reassigned: gang enforcement, tac mobile and narcotics."

"It's possible," says Mark Diaz with the Detroit Police Officers Assoc. "We spoke with the city and the city has the right to deploy manpower as they deem it necessary to benefit the citizens of Detroit."

But gang squad officers are on the front lines, facing dangerous organized youth and armed gangs who've been found with narcotics, loaded guns, and in some cases actually firing shots at police. Police administration and Mayor Bing said they would work diligently to find solutions to 2012's soaring murder rate. We asked Detroit police for comment, they did not respond. We're also told Detroit City Council members could lose their executive protection units.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:25:26 GMT
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
  • Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:51:50 GMT
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.

  • Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:37:16 GMT
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
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