But The City Can’t Afford Arson Investigators
Steve Neavling, Motor City Muckraker
Most fires in Detroit are intentionally set.
But when firefighters rush to the scene of a fire, it’s often impossible to get police or an arson investigator to respond.
That was the case at 9 p.m. Monday when firefighters were battling a blaze at an abandoned house on 28th at Cobb on the city’s west side. With no police at the scene, an arsonist brazenly set fire to a house less than a block away.
Firefighters called for an arson investigator but received the common response: “There are no arson cars available.”
Support local investigative journalism like you see at the Motor City Muckraker. Steve Neavling is one of Detroit’s premier investigative journalists and a former City Hall reporter for the Detroit Free Press. That was until Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh had an adolescent temper tantrum about how Neavling quoted him in an article and pressured the Free Press to fire him. -Steve