(WJBK) - It was a very difficult week for police officers and residents they serve in communities across the country. As tensions rise in the aftermath of multiple police-related shootings, questions about race and police accountability emerged to the forefront.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig stopped by the FOX 2 studios Sunday morning to address those issues and commented on the heightened state of alert the department issued in response to threats of more attacks on officers here at home.
He said four people were arrested for issuing the threats against DPD officers, and that he intends to pursue criminal charges aggressively.
Craig also had some strong words for Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, who said he was appalled by the police-related shooting of Philando Castile in his state, and that he believed Castile would still be alive today if he were white.
"He's indicted every white police officer in the state of Minnesota," Craig said. "It's shameful. He just painted with a broad brush."