`Detroit 1-8-7’ producers a no-show at council

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DETROIT (AP) - Producers of a crime show set and shot in Detroit have missed a meeting with the City Council on concerns about the drama’s content.

City film, culture and special events liaison Summer Woods told the council Tuesday that producers of “Detroit 1-8-7” are in production during the day and couldn’t make the meeting.

Some council members have said they worry the ABC show will play on negative stereotypes.

The title uses a former California police code for homicide and is set to air in September. The show is shot from the perspective of a documentary film crew tasked with shadowing Detroit homicide detectives.

Detroit has been unable to shake its reputation of being a violent city, despite reductions in violent crime.

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