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WATCH: Gov. Whitmer announces proposal to strengthen public safety

Posted at 12:27 PM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-16 14:26:07-04

DETROIT, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a proposal to strengthen public safety using resources from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Monday in Detroit.

According to the governor’s office, the proposal will increase support for police officers, create programs to curb the use of illegal guns, and holistically expand opportunity in Michigan communities by investing in education, job creation, and our justice system.

Whitmer was joined by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Detroit Interim Police Chief James White, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Congressman Debbie Dingell, and state Rep. Tyrone Carter.