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Craig announces steps to bolster police amid crime 'crisis'

Chief James Craig
Posted at 8:51 AM, Aug 16, 2021

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig is calling for strengthening law enforcement amid what he labels a public safety “crisis."

He announced moves Monday to focus on policing while he prepares to formally run for governor.

The Republican appointed a team of sheriffs, lawmakers and a county prosecutor to recommend new laws.

Craig also says he will use his bully pulpit to bring attention to crime issues.

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer later Monday will propose a plan to use federal pandemic rescue funding to boost support for police officers and curb the use of illegal guns.