Fox 2’s Pulitzer Prize winning Detroit reporter Charlie LeDuff decides to try an experiment to find out how long it takes Detroit Police to respond to a call.
An inside tip leads Charlie to the home of a woman who called police after she discovered her home had been broken into. Charlie catches up with her on the front porch, where she already had been waiting for more than hour.
So how long did it take for Detroit Police to arrive after a break-in? Enough time for Charlie to make a run to a fast food restaurant, twice, and take a bubble bath.
The bigger question of course: What’s the result of continued cutbacks to the police department?