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Craig announces steps to strengthen police amid crime 'crisis'

James Craig
Posted at 1:44 PM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-16 13:44:46-04

(WSYM) — 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.

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