City of Detroit files lawsuit against Davenport Shelter

The city of Detroit has filed a lawsuit against a children's shelter. Citing the Davenport shelter as a hotbed for 911 calls, the report states the area is a "recipe for disaster."

Owned by Spectrum Human Services, the shelter temporarily places teen girls in the house. However, the report notes that teen girls are allowed to come and go as they please. 

The loose restrictions has led to several calls to police reporting missing persons, assault, attempted suicide and rape. It's the source of the most emergency calls in the 7th precinct since 2011, with more than 500 calls being made.

"They don't watch the kids, they just sit there and stay inside. They don't really keep a close tab" said Nathan Spillers, whose sister has stayed at the facility.

While the shelter declined to comment on pending litigation, it did publish a press release saying the care of its residents are priority.

The hearing for the city's lawsuit is next week.