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Tresa Baldas

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Recent articles by Tresa:

AG Nessel charges 2 cops, 2 residents with felonies in misconduct cases

Attorney General says she will not release videos in police misconduct cases that led to charges against two officers and two suspects who resisted. → Read More

Macomb County widow lost $30K in Geek Squad scam days after burying husband

A 57-year-old widow thought she was helping save someone's job when the scammer took her for $30,000. → Read More

Detroit's Belle Isle becomes a place to mourn, celebrate the lives lost to COVID-19

On Detroit Memorial Day, processions of cars led by hearses drove through Belle Isle to honor those whose lives were taken by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

One mural. 900 faces: 'It didn't have to be this bad'

'Look at their faces' A mural of 900 Detroiters lost to COVID-19 will be displayed at a Belle Isle memorial honoring the city's 1,500-plus victims. → Read More

DEA chief: Trump campaign has 'nothing to do' with feds in Detroit

The head of the DEA visited Detroit Wednesday and defended Operation LeGend: It's got 'nothing to do' with Trump getting re-elected, he said. → Read More

Why do the feds keep coming to Detroit?

In one week, two top Justice Department officials have visited Detroit. They say they're here to fight crime, but locals suspect a political ploy. → Read More

Lincoln Park AutoZone manager tells Black customer: I'm 'white power oppressor'

An Auto Zone manager says he's not "embarrassed" or "ashamed" for telling an upset Black customer: 'Put me on Facebook, the white power oppressor.' → Read More

Feds arrest 22 in Detroit under Operation Legend

After three weeks on the ground in Detroit, federal agents have helped arrest 22 suspects wanted for multiple crimes, including carjacking and drugs. → Read More

US Attorney General Barr checks in on Detroit crime — from a helicopter

U.S. Attorney General William Barr visits Detroit to help calm fears about the role of federal agents: They're here because of crime, he says. → Read More

Suspended priest wins $125K from cop for defamation: She framed me

A suspended Catholic priest has won a defamation suit against a detective he says framed him for rape. So why won't the church reinstate him, he asks? → Read More

Complaint: Detroit judge sexually taunted prosecutors: 'You want foreplay?'

A Wayne County judge who has been sanctioned before is back in the hot seat, this time for allegedly sexually taunting women lawyers in the courtroom. → Read More

Lawsuit: Geoffrey Fieger refused to let employee with sick child work from home

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger refused to let one of his employees work from home to care for her sick child, according to a new lawsuit. → Read More

Morgue supervisor fired in sexism scandal in Macomb County

Four women have been fired over inappropriate behavior at the Macomb County morgue. The medical examiner could go next as the probe now focuses on him. → Read More

Hackel: Coroner Dan Spitz contract may be in jeopardy over morgue scandal

Macomb County officials are trying to determine who allowed sexism and racism to occur at the morgue, and if the medical examiner knew about it. → Read More

20 years later, feds nab fugitive child rapist who fled Michigan

Feds have arrested a convicted Michigan child rapist who was on the run for 20 years, pretending to be an FBI agent. They believe he has many victims. → Read More

Macomb County morgue buried in scandal after penis cake shows up at office

Three Macomb County morgue workers have been fired in a race and sex scandal over claims that office staff mocked Blacks and bullied women for years. → Read More

2 wrongfully convicted men sue Detroit: Lying cops framed us

The lawsuits allege 2 Detroit cops in unrelated cases lied to get search warrants to raid drug houses to steal drugs and money for themselves → Read More

42 federal agents headed to Detroit. Here's what we know

Federal agents headed to Detroit will help with five problems: fugitives, gun violence, drugs, gangs and unlawful gun use. Many will stay for 90 days. → Read More

Feds to Detroit: We're coming to help fight crime, not to harass protesters

U.S. attorney says no federal troops comings to Detroit or anywhere in Michigan to interfere with protesters → Read More

As gun violence escalates in Detroit, are federal agents the answer?

Federal agents are headed to Detroit in three weeks help fight a crime spike. But many are skeptical. Are the feds coming to harass, or help? → Read More