In Michigan
6:12 am
Wed August 12, 2009

Police to unveil Detroit's new crime-fighting plan

DETROIT – New Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans will detail the city's latest plan to cut down on crime and gun violence.

Evans, along with local county sheriffs, the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, Michigan State Police and other members of a regional task force, is expected to unveil the initiative Wednesday morning.

Detroit is among the nation's leading cities in homicide and violent crime rates. Evans estimates that as many as six shootings occur each day in Detroit, and has said he wants to assign more officers to high-crime areas.

Evans was appointed police chief in July by Mayor Dave Bing. He had been Wayne County sheriff.