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Washtenaw County's primary election had a three-way, Democratic race for county prosecutor.  City of Detroit legal counsel and University of Michigan law school lecturer Eli Savit came out on top and will not face Republican opposition in the November general election.  Savit discussed the win and his plans for the moving the prosecutor's office forward with WEMU's David Fair. 


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The community group Survivors Speak held a demonstration Wednesday at the University of Michigan’s diag to protest what they call misconduct, both at the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. 

ACLU Michigan

The ACLU of Michigan sent a letter to Washtenaw County Prosecutor Brian Mackie encouraging him not to press charges against Sha'Teina Grady El.  

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Here are the results of various candidate races in Washtenaw County.

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On July 21st, WEMU partnered with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office and 12th District congressional representative Debbie Dingell for a public conversation on the relationship between law enforcement and the area's minority community. With over 500-people in attendance, not all questions were answered, but the panelists agreed to answer those in writing. 

WEMU held a Town Hall panel discussion on policing in our community, Thursday evening at the EMU Student Center. Led by 12th District US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, WEMU will moderate a community forum to discuss the important issues facing our residents and first responders. If you did not get the opportunity for you to add your voice to the conversation, ask questions, and raise concerns, and to focus on how we can all work together to stop the violence at studio@wemu.org