INKSTER (WXYZ) - Nazih Ghaddar works behind bulletproof glass as a gas station on Michigan Avenue in Inkster and when he found out that Monday morning the city would have fourteen fewer cops he said, “That would be ridiculous for people living around here. It’s very dangerous”.
Inkster Police Chief Gregory Gaskin says he’s not happy about losing officers but the city’s money problems leave them with no choice. Effective today, Gaskin confirms twelve police officers will be laid-off. Two other officers have resigned and four civilians were laid-off last week.
Chief Gaskin says some lieutenants and sergeants have also been demoted as part of their reorganization plan to make sure there is still an adequate number of officers to respond to calls.
People will no longer be able to obtain police reports five days a week. Effective immediately, the Record’s department will only be open to the public on Tuesdays.
Police officials tell Action News they are losing the officers when crime is on the rise.
17-year-old Tyanna Stewart says she never leaves anything unlocked. Stewart says, “It’s just going to get worse.”
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