Detroit City Council President speaks out against stepped up law enforcement on Belle Isle

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit City Council president Brenda Jones has spoken out against stepped up law enforcement on Belle Isle after hearing complaints of some residents.

City Clerk Janice Winfrey also objected to her treatment by an officer after being pulled over on Good Friday.

Some visitors to the park see the increased security measures as a positive, including Omar Williams who spent the lunch hour with his two-year old son.

“I think it’s good for the park,, just get people to slow down,” said Williams. “We have a lot of kids out here, families out here having reunions, so it’s pretty good for the park.”

Bill Evans is retired and spends a lot of his time on the Island.

“I have been stopped for no seat belt, given a warning, it seems they’re enforcing all rules, here on the island.”

Jones has addressed her concerns with state officials since calling the policing by the state “a disgrace” during Tuesday’s council sessions.

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