Stories tagged: "police"

Devorah Newman, 49, of Waterford gets some tips on threading the needle from volunteer Georgeann Edford of Bingham Farms as they work in Soul Studio in West Bloomfield, Mich. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Soul Studio is an art studio for adults with special needs. The day program has artists and volunteers who work with people 18 and older who have autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions to work with paint, clay, photography, textiles and tons of other media to make beautiful artwork. They learn skills and sell their wares at the studio. There's an art show coming up, too, and the artists get 40 percent of the sales. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Clarity in a Tense Moment Could Mean All the Difference for Michiganders with Autism

A new marker for people with autism and the hearing impaired could help avoid misunderstandings with law enforcement.

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Not Just COVID: Violent Deaths Are Also Up in 2020

Grand Rapids Chief of Police said that with the pandemic and the rise in political tensions, 2020 is "a year like no other."

In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Silkie Carlo, left, demonstrates in front of a mobile police facial recognition facility outside a shopping centre in London. A Black man who says he was unjustly arrested because facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a suspected shoplifter is calling for a public apology from Detroit police. And for the department to abandon its use of the controversial technology. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan, File)
Facial Recognition Got a Detroit Man Falsely Arrested. Now He Wants the Cops to Abandon It.

Robert Williams’ “shocking” arrest in front of his wife and young daughters came after software flagged his photo as a likely match to a shoplifting suspect. Now he’s calling for a public apology — and an end to the controversial practice.

Protesters march during a rally in Detroit, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
‘We Are Done Dying’: Detroiters React to the Curfew Being Lifted

Detroit has a history of enacting curfews to curtail Black unrest in the city. Could things be different this time?

Shelby Township Police Chief Robert J. Shelide (Photo via Shelby Township)
Detroit-Area Police Chief on Leave After Violent ‘Unleash Real Cops’ Posts On Social Media

Robert J. Shelide, police chief of Shelby Township, deleted his Twitter when racist posts calling for violence drew public outrage. He’s now on paid leave pending investigation.

Protesters march on the MacArthur Bridge across the Detroit River during a rally in Detroit, Friday, June 5, 2020 over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
PHOTOS: Protesters Hold Silent March Across Iconic Detroit Bridge

After seven nights of protests and dozens of arrests, protesters’ slow march across Detroit’s MacArthur Bridge served as a moment of striking symbolism.

Police in riot gear dispatched to de-escalate a protest in Detroit. (Photo by Franz Knight)
Michigan Senate Approves Bill Requiring Police Training on Bias and De-escalation: ‘We Must Change This’

The Michigan Senate unanimously passed a bill to minimize the use of force just over a week after the killing of George Floyd.