DETROIT (WXYZ) - The 54th Annual Target Fireworks went off seemingly without a hitch, largely because of a strict curfew policy.
At least 250 teens who violated the 6:00 p.m. curfew by not being with an adult were taken into police custody.
“We need our parents and responsible guardians to be exactly that tonight,” Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee told 7 Action News. “We’re not taking any stuff. We’re going to make sure that if there’s any inkling that would go against a family friendly environment, we’re going to get it out of our way very quickly and very decisively.”
The cash-strapped Detroit Police Department got assistance from neighboring law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level. Approximately 1,200 officers patrolled Belle Isle, Downtown Detroit and the city’s southwest side.
Detroit police expect to release a final count on the number of juveniles detained on Tuesday.
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