The embattled Detroit Police Department is on the brink of its worst crisis, Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee says. With an 18 percent budget cut for the police department in the wings, "We're at a tipping point in Detroit … this is probably the most challenging time in the city's history," Godbee said. This occasional series examines crime in Detroit, its impact on the region and the struggle to find solutions.
Continuing coverage: The crime crisis in Detroit
Thursday's fatal carjacking is the latest example of violence in the city that's already had more than 160 murders this year.
Detroit Police are getting some patrol help from their brothers in blue -- and brown. Michigan State Police troopers and Wayne County Sheriff's deputies will be deployed to Detroit to aid with violent crime prevention and traffic enforcement.
The fight against crime in Detroit has reached a critical stage, experts say, with massive police budget cuts looming in a town that's already the most violent big city in the country.
Detroit -- A spate of recent brazen crimes has residents and business owners concerned that criminals in Detroit are becoming bolder than ever.
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