House demolition investigated
DETROIT (AP) — Police in Detroit are looking into who demolished a house that a Michigan lawmaker and her nonprofit group were planning to rehab for a needy family.
The case is being investigated as malicious destruction of property, according to Detroit police Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood.
Democratic Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo has said the house was torn down without notice to her or her nonprofit group, Coalition to Integrate Technology and Education. The property was purchased last year for $1,000 from the Detroit Land Bank Authority.
Mayor Mike Duggan’s office said Tuesday that information shows the house on Minock in northwest Detroit was torn down on or around Sept. 20, but that it was not on a list of properties slated for demolition and was not in the pipeline in preparation to be razed.