- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Records show a downtown Ann Arbor plaza that’s been targeted for improvements following two stabbings has seen problems with fights, drugs and disorderly conduct.

The Ann Arbor News reports (https://bit.ly/1MlBXDd ) police responded to at least 270 calls for service at city-owned Liberty Plaza since last year.

The newspaper says that includes 168 in 2014 and 102 this year through Sept. 14, according to police call logs obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

Records show the 102 this year is down 27 percent from 140 for the same timeframe last year.

Police said the stabbings took place Sept. 6 and 7 at the plaza, which has a history of fights and concerns such as drug activity. In addition to increased police presence, officials say they want other changes.

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Information from: The Ann Arbor News, https://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

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