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Michael Cox
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Ann Arbor police chief Michael Cox brings a different perspective to the wave of excessive police force against people of color and incidents of police brutality.  He shares his personal story with WEMU's Lisa Barry and talks about his concerns for current officers who he says sometimes feel hated by the community.

Christopher Taylor
Christopher Taylor

Local law enforcement is top of mind in many communities around the country, including in Ann Arbor.  The city council recently introduced a resolution asking for a review of the city's police department, which raised some questions and concerns from the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission tasked with overseeing the investigation.

After talking with the commission chair, WEMU's Lisa Barry checks in with Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor for his hopes and intentions for the police department review.


Michael Cox
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Ann Arbor's City Council held a closed session Monday night to learn more as to why Ann Arbor Police Chief Michael Cox was placed on administrative paid leave earlier this month by the city administrator.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the details.


Lisa Barry

A week after Ann Arbor Police Chief Michael Cox was put on paid administrative leave, several community stakeholders expressed concern that they are still in the dark about what happened and why.

WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with the chair of the Independent Community Police Oversight Commission, Dr. Lisa Jackson, about those concerns.


Michael Cox
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On the job for nearly two months, Michael Cox says he's taking some time to get to better know the city and the men and women of the police department as he settles in to his new position.  He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about implementing some improvements and focusing on public engagement as the city's top cop. 


Abortion
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Abortion has moved to the forefront of national politics.  Where lawmakers stand on the issue has become a litmus test when determining if someone is a Republican or Democrat.  But it hasn’t always been this way.  As part of a joint project with the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, Cheyna Roth reports, the political shift started around 1980...