To the applause of residents, dozens of officers and federal agents descended upon a sprawling east-side apartment complex that officials call the “most problematic” address in the city, George Hunter reports in The Detroit News.
About 10:30 a.m., some 150 law enforcement officials, including federal agents and officers in a helicopter, entered the Colony Arms Apartments at 9303 E. Jefferson Ave., which sits about a block and a half from Detroit’s mayoral residence, the Manoogian Mansion.
“(There have been) shootings, robberies, rapes — you name it,” Detroit Police Assistant Chief Eric Jones told Hunter. “We wanted to give the residents some peace.”
Year-to-date, police have received about 600 calls for service there.
In a reporter's notebook-style aside on his Facebook page, Hunter shares these tidbits:
A massive Detroit Police raid . . . had some comical moments as well, including a handcuffed suspect being led to a paddy wagon telling Police Chief James Craig he was going a great job, and another suspect who started dancing when he noticed the reporter who was asking him questions was Charlie LeDuff!