Kat Stafford, Detroit Free Press

Kat Stafford

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Katrease:

Michigan Attorney General executes search warrant at Detroit City Hall

A spokesman for Nessel could not describe what authorities took from City Hall, nor could he say to what investigation the search warrant is connected → Read More

Detroit demolition program mismanaged, riddled with problems, auditor says

The scathing audit found city agencies and departments failed to provide oversight and did not fully comply with some local and state laws. → Read More

As Mayor Mike Duggan touts Make Your Date's success, Detroit's preterm birth rate spikes

The spike in Detroit's preterm birth rate comes as Mayor Mike Duggan defends the city's handpicked program to address the problem. → Read More

Duggan will not punish chief of staff Alexis Wiley over deleted emails, orders training

The Detroit Inspector General report concluded Mayor Mike Duggan provided preferential treatment to Make Your Date. → Read More

Report: Duggan gave program preferential treatment, chief of staff ordered emails deleted

The revelation that Alexis Wiley was behind the mysteriously deleted emails was one of several instances of misconduct cited in the report. → Read More

Attorney General: Controversial Detroit program not a charitable organization

The Attorney General's Office reviewed Make Your Date's status following reports that Duggan ordered city staff to raise money for the organization. → Read More

Trucking company owner named in demolition of state rep's Detroit home

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Sherman Gipson, owner of Gipson Brothers Trucking, has told police he was responsible for the demolition. → Read More

Person identified in mysterious demolition of state rep's Detroit home

Michigan State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo said she met with police Tuesday night and was told an individual has been identified. → Read More

Debris from mysterious Detroit demolition of state rep's home found 21 miles away

Waste Management is cooperating with the criminal investigation, a spokesperson said. → Read More

State rep. grills Duggan administration on mysterious demolition of home

A criminal investigation has been launched into the mysterious demolition of Michigan state rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo's house. → Read More

State rep's Detroit home mysteriously torn down — and officials don't know why

A home owned by Michigan State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo was mysteriously torn down nearly two weeks ago. Detroit officials are investigating. → Read More

Detroit City Council aims to address big issues facing Detroiters with 'People's Bills'

Many of the bills that Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield introduced last year have since been approved. → Read More

City puts $222K price tag on Duggan investigation records; flouts state law

The Detroit inspector general's investigation into Mayor Mike Duggan is in its final stages. The Free Press is seeking records of the probe. → Read More

Detroit's new animal control director was fired from previous job

Mark Kumpf faced criticism from various animal advocacy groups who said the shelter had high euthanasia rates → Read More

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan seeking residential blight removal with $420M pricetag

A resolution submitted to the Detroit City Council seeks authorization for the city to secure $250 million in "unlimited tax general obligation bonds" → Read More

Chained and neglected: Detroit's dog problem persists despite child deaths

Detroit's dog problem has notoriously been blamed on stray animals but negligent home owners and a lack of city resources are a growing issue too. → Read More

Detroit Animal Control was previously called to address of fatal dog mauling

The call was made in March 2018, the health department confirmed. → Read More

Duggan: Mauling of Detroit girl, 9, is a tragedy 'felt deeply' by community

Hernandez's death comes four years after Xavier Strickland, 4, was mauled to death by three dogs. → Read More

Family devastated after Detroit girl, 9, mauled by dogs: 'She just started living'

"She was such a smart kid. ... She was always the first one to jump up and do her homework. She loved to read. She was such a bookworm." → Read More

Democratic debates put a national spotlight on Detroit. But candidates ignored its issues.

Detroit — the largest African American city in America— is home to a microcosm of systemic issues facing cities across the nation. → Read More