Community leaders call for Department of Justice investigation into Dearborn

Posted at 11:02 AM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 11:49:48-04

Community leaders held a press conference, asking the Department of Justice to conduct an investigation into Dearborn government and the "disproportionate treatment of African-Americans in Dearborn."

Rev. Horace Sheffield, chair of the Detroit Ecumenical Ministers Alliance, Attorney Michael Fortner, chair of the Commission for Civil Rights and Social Justice and Dr. William Revely of the Unify Detroit Coalition will hold the conference.

Fortner said every time he looks at the news, there is another scandal in Dearborn, whether in the mayor's office, police department, clerk or district court.

A concerned citizen and unnamed source told the group, "Dearborn is not a safe city for African-Americans to shop in or travel through. The Dearborn police are unfairly targeting black motorists, and when there is situation involving police misconduct all they get is a slap on the wrist."  

 According to Sheffield, there is corruption at every level of government in Dearborn.