Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Saturday that he is welcoming federal agents to the city to help maintain law and order.
“We are excited about our continued relationship with our federal law enforcement partners,” Craig told “Fox & Friends.”
He noted that cooperation between cities and federal law enforcement is “not new. Back in December of last year, I stood with Attorney General [William] Barr, stood with the heads of all the [Department of Justice] operations … and we stood there as partners. And we’re still partners.”
Craig said if anything has changed in the meantime, it’s “a renewed commitment to enhance, you know, what we are doing.” (RELATED: Democrats ‘Are Not Coming Out And Condemning Mob Violence,’ AG Barr Says During Hearing)
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it would send agents to Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee to assist in the fight against crime.
The police chief said there is little support in the motor city for defunding the police — “talk to the average Detroiter and see what they have to say. The protesters are saying something totally different.”
Craig described the protesters as “by and large peaceful” and said he has