Operation Restore Order in Detroit leads to dozens of arrests
5:31 PM, Jan 23, 2014
6:34 PM, Jan 23, 2014
(WXYZ) - Detroit Police are conducting their fourth sweep of hot spots for violent crime since James Craig became Police Chief last summer.
This time, they're hitting seven locations on the east side and seven locations on the west side. They also has arrest warrants for 100 people and as of early evening, 54 people were arrested, 38 for felonies and 16 on misdemeanors.
At a gas station at Morang and Kelly on the east side, police visited a familiar business owner who has gotten several tickets in the last several months.
Police say Jamil Hassan has expired business licenses, some more than two years ago and he was allowing a clerk to live in a back room.
Police say they will go to court to shut him down. Hassan tells 7 Action News, "what can I do"?
People who live in the area say the gas station is a hot spot for drug dealing. Many of the other locations police raided were drug houses.