Russ McNamara

Federal agents sent to Detroit

Jul 30, 2020
Caitlin Ochs / Reuters

DETROIT, MI (MPRN)--   A surge in violent crime in Detroit is leading to an increased federal presence in the city. 

Late last year in Detroit U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced a flood of federal agents into the city. Hundreds of arrests were made in the past six months, but officials say shootings have risen by 51 percent over this time in 2019. 

Now the federal government says the answer to the spike in violent crime is more federal intervention.