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Press Release

U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade And Detroit Police Chief James Craig To Take Part In National Night Out

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade and Detroit Police Chief James Craig will join law enforcement and community leaders on Tuesday, August 6th at the Detroit Police Department’s 6th and 8th Precincts, 11450 Warwick at 5 p.m. as part of the 30th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;  generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade stated, "This is an important moment in Detroit's history. We want to use the opportunity of National Night Out to let all citizens in Detroit know that despite the City's financial challenges, the partnership between law enforcement and the community is stronger than ever.  Through the Detroit One initiative, we are working together to protect public safety. "

U.S. Attorney McQuade and Chief Craig will hold a press availability beginning at 5:30 p.m. to discuss crime issues facing the city and the Detroit One Anti-Violence Initiative.  The media is encouraged to attend the event.  Please contact Gina Balaya, Public Information Officer,  United States Attorney’s Office at (313)226-9758 if you need further assistance.

National Night Out organizers are expecting over 16,000 communities and 38 million people nationwide to take part in community events on Tuesday.

Updated March 19, 2015