Police restructuring plan to fight crime
DETROIT. -- The city of Detroit plans to restructure its police department to help fight crime.
Members of the specialized units like the gang unit will be re-assigned to patrols and investigations.
2012 was the deadliest year in Detroit in nearly 20 years.
The chief says the city needs more resources on the streets but can't afford to hire more officers.
"We'll be able to use the intel with the federal department, with the federal agencies, and along with our homeland security, we'll be able to zero in on them immediately - and we'll be able to use the members to multitask now," said Interim Chief Chester Logan, Detroit Police Department.
Right now nearly 68 percent of the force is on patrols. The plan boosts that number to 80 percent.