- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Flint’s new police chief says he wants state troopers to start answering 911 calls in the city.

Tim Johnson didn’t disclose specific numbers, but the chief tells The Flint Journal (https://bit.ly/216vOQw ) he is “really disappointed” with the number of Flint calls that troopers respond to. Flint police typically handle 911 response.

State police Lt. David Kaiser says troopers are continually looking at areas in the city that generate the highest calls for service. He says that the agency’s role in Flint “is not to respond to calls for service” but instead to focus on “the most violent areas of the city.”

Kaiser says the partnership between Flint and state police is working to combat violent crime.

Johnson says he has no plans to change the partnership.


Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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