About 18 months ago, the Detroit Police Department disbanded its cold case unit. Now, a group of mothers whose children have been murdered are picking up the slack.
Since 2003, Detroit's police department had been under the federal oversight of the US Department of Justice, and shaking its bad rap had been difficult.
The Detroit Police Department has come a long way since the days when its cops were the deadliest in America. But the DPD's "broken windows" tactics are just excessive force in another form.