A nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that is targeting crime and nuisance issues in Detroit. Headquartered at 1001 Woodward Ave, the mission of the Commission is "to lessen the burdens of government and the citizens of the southeast Michigan area by facilitating the prevention, investigation and prosecution of crime." The organization was founded in mid-late 2011.
On DetroitYES, commenters said they had been meeting with local organizations like Michigan Community Resources. Similar organizations in other cities provide research, education, and technical assistance around crime.
Arena said the Commission will focus on "stuff that's flying under the radar":
- Filling the gaps and help law enforcement.
- Fundraising and buying equipment for underfunded groups, like the Police.
- Collecting information and data.
- Investigations: criminal and corruption investigations. Their New Orleans counterparts brings several criminal cases to prosecutors every year.
- Looking at funds used to move money
- Violence in the schools programs
- Nuisance abatement on properties owned by speculators. Will get a court order to get teardowns.
- Helping with witness protection
These plans are based on a July 6, 2012 interview on Detroit Public TV,
On April 4 2012, Andrew Arena, the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Detroit Division announced that he was retiring in order to lead the Commission.
Ron Reddy retired September 1st, 2011 from the FBI.
Ellis Stafford retired on August 19th, 2011 as an Inspector after 23 years in the Michigan State Police.
Lyle Dungy worked for the Joint Terrorism Task Force and was on DPD for over 27 years.
- DetroitYES thread
- Retiring Detroit FBI chief says Wayne County probe will be unaffected (Detroit News; April 4 2012)
- Detroit Crime Commission website: http://DetroitCrime.com