(CBS DETROIT) — Detroit police are cracking down on violence in the city, making 85 arrests and seizing $2.3 million worth of drugs through Operation Saniyah, named after an 11-year-old girl who was fatally shot while at her grandmother’s home.
On Monday, police say they also recovered 22 weapons, conducted 782 traffic stops, recovered three vehicles, impounded 44 other cars and issued 1,297 tickets in the two-day operation on June 14-15.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In First Year, Study Says
“After a two-day enforcement operation across the city of Detroit to address violent crime, we were able to disrupt violent criminal behavior on the city’s east and west sides,” DPD said in a tweet.
Saniyah Pugh, 11, was shot and killed on June 4 by a stray bullet that went through the home on Detroit’s east side.READ MORE: Michigan Ballot Initiative Aims To Protect Abortion Rights
Two people have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting.
William Dickerson, 21, was arraigned on second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, discharging a weapon at a building causing death and other charges.
A 17-year-old, whose name was not released, was charged with intentionally discharging a firearm at a dwelling or occupied structure causing death, careless, reckless or negligent use of a firearm causing death, and felony firearm.MORE NEWS: AG Nessel Says Abortions Are Still Legal In Michigan
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