Police Chief James Craig
Detroit Police Department
August 19, 2020
He's been featured nationally for leading the Detroit Police Department in defending the city against the threat of serious civil unrest. It's a threat that the city of Detroit is all to familiar with. The 1967 riots were part of a decades long decline that the city is only recently rebounding from, and concerns of a repeat of the kind of violence and destruction that set the city back decades was feared. But it never happened. That was due in no small part to the actions of Craig, a long time veteran of policing and a staunch supporter of his officers.
For keeping the city peaceful he has been heavily praised by a range of people from leading law enforcement professionals, politicians and citizens. But he's also been a lightning rod for those who oppose his often touch and conservative policies. Through it all he's staunchly stood his ground and remained strong in defending his department officers, and his city. He's also a Covid - 19 survivor, having recovered completely from the virus. When this interview was conducted he was still the Chief of Police of Detroit, but now he has thrown his hat in to the political arena, planning a run at the Governorship of Michigan.
There are few more dynamic players on the national stage right now than Chief Craig, and we're thrilled to have him join us on this episode of "Fish and The Flint Chronicles.”