Public Safety and Crime

Big Issues on Council’s Agenda This Week

Monday, May 13, 2019

Tuesday, East Lansing’s City Council will be talking about a citizen review board for complaints against police and fire officers, and discussing what to do with land sales. Representatives from Royal Vlahakis are also scheduled to appear. What’s up?

Lansing NAACP Comes Out Against Court Consolidation

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Lansing branch of the NAACP has formally come out against consolidation of the local district courts citing the potential to jeopardize diverse representation on our court benches and in jury pools.

Recreational Marijuana Law in East Lansing to Change

Thursday, May 2, 2019

East Lansing's City Council has approved a new ordinance designed to set clear parameters for recreational marijuana in the City. ELi's Jessy Gregg tells you what the new rules are, and why Council created them.

Veterans Group Urges Council to Reject Court Consolidation

Friday, April 26, 2019

There is “nothing to gain” from the consolidation of the local district courts, the Friends of Ingham County Veterans’ Treatment Court say in a new letter. The group is urging East Lansing's City Council to reject consolidation. ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.

ELHS Alum Tells Her Story of Being a Nassar Survivor

Monday, April 22, 2019

East Lansing High School graduate Eve Petrie is speaking out about being a Nassar survivor. What is the school district doing, in the wake of it all, to help those who might be subject to sexual abuse? Mara Logan reports.

What Could Happen If East Lansing’s Court Is Abolished?

Monday, April 22, 2019

A newly-obtained financial analysis shows that consolidation of the District Courts of East Lansing, Lansing, and Ingham County wouldn't save as much money as had originally been hoped. What's at stake for East Lansing, and what is negotiable?

East Lansing's Citizen's Police Academy Accepting Applications

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Every year the East Lansing Police Department conducts an 11-week academy aimed at educating residents about what the department does, including neighborhood watches, criminal investigations, active shooters and more. ELi's Somer Sodeman gives you the perspective of one recent participant, and tells you how you can sign up.

Council Looking to Revamp City's Recreational Marijuana Ordinance

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

East Lansing's City Council is discussing ways to adjust the City's recreational marijuana laws in light of the state's recent legalization of the substance. One discussion point at the last work session was whether smoking pot in public should be a criminal offense or a civil infraction. ELi's Brad Minor reports.

Fired by East Lansing, Whistleblower Keeps Pushing

Monday, March 18, 2019

Troy Williams says the City of East Lansing fired him because they knew he wasn't going to shut up. And with nothing left to lose, he's definitely not shutting up. In a new interview with ELi, Williams describes more of what he's seen, and what he's hoping Governor Whitmer's team will do.

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