Detroit Police Chief Answers Gang Member’s Death Threat | Roland Martin Reports

Detroit Police Chief Answers Gang Member’s Death Threat

Source: Marlon A. Walker / ABC News

DETROIT — A gang member who is likely part of a criminal narcotic network made a death threat against Detroit Police Chief James Craig through social media, Craig said Sunday.

“We need to clap him out,” Craig said the man wrote, which is slang for shooting someone to death.

During a news conference to address the matter, Craig said the threat will not deter the work that has been done to curtail crime in the city, which includes an average of 35 weekly raids on confirmed drug dens.

He said criminals are not happy with him because of the raids that have taken place in Detroit since his arrival last summer. Shutting down drug dealers shuts down revenue streams for some of these groups, he said.

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