March anniversary,” he said. “They’re a tough family to live with because you don’t want to be a victim.”
He believes the reason is that the city has the wrong attitude in some areas. The way things are at the moment, he said, there’s no way to find peace or harmony in a city of 1.5 million people, many with “huge issues.”
“As a police officer he has to have peace in the streets with what he sees, and so he kind of feels alienated,” he said. “There is nothing. There doesn’t exist. All this peace that people have when they’re living here is not going to last. The city is killing itself.”
Sanchez is among a dwindling group of police officers in Detroit who fear their lives are in danger with the city under emergency manager Kevyn Orr. “The crisis is too far out, and it’s getting worse, because you’re already at the limit of what 바카라사이트you can do and you’re running out of options,” he said.
The city has not yet released how much the cuts would cost and where, but it’s estimated that as much as $50 million would be lost and that an estimated 4,000 police officers could see their jobs cut. The city has also eliminated hundreds of jobs, some m바카라사이트ore tha우리카지노n a year in the making, as well as many social service jobs.
Mayor Mike Duggan did not respond to requests for comment.
While some residents of the city have given city leaders credit for trying to curb crime, another of Sanchez’s complaints is the lack of resources. More than two dozen city departments are under investigation for alleged misuse of police funds. The alleged money laundering is led by Detroit’s Public Integrity Unit, whose probe into how much taxpayer dollars were spent on the 2015 Ford Fest went after several department officials and one individual. The probe was suspended last month due to the federal probe, but city officials said it was not linked to the department’s cuts.
Detroit also faces massive budget shortfalls, as it has lost billions in funding to its pension fund since the city’s 2010 bankruptcy. Sanchez and the rest of the city have raised many of their own money to offset such an expense — often through municipal bonds issued by pension fund partners — but these have had mixed results.
Sanchez said he worries that even if the city continues to have big-ticket items like the annual Ford Fest, the city would not be able to pay for its own needs.