Police Chief James Craig ‘appalled’ by Detroit emergency radio failure; MSP system in use as backup

Detroit’s emergency dispatch system failed early Friday morning and the city’s new police chief says he’s “appalled” that a redundant system did not kick in.

The radio system used for communication between 911 dispatchers and Detroit’s police, fire and EMS crews went down around 5:30 a.m. Friday morning, causing a backlog of hundreds of calls and putting public safety at risk.

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