Ribbon cutting at new Detroit public safety HQ

DETROIT (AP) - A ribbon-cutting was held Friday morning at Detroit's new $60 million public safety headquarters.

Mayor Dave Bing led the ceremony at the site on the western outskirts of downtown.

The building once was the temporary home of the MGM Grand Casino. It will house city police and fire operations, as well as Information Technology Services and Detroit's Homeland Security and Emergency Management office.

The project was paid through bonds.

The old police headquarters has been plagued by falling plaster, lead-based paint, frequent plumbing leaks and vermin.

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