Detroit police and fire HQ move to old casino

The city of Detroit has bought an abandoned MGM Casino (it was supplanted by a bigger, glitzier one) to house the fire department and police HQ; it will also house the long-shuttered police lab, closed in 2008 because of "processing errors."

"I am glad to finally be able to move our officers into a safe, sound and functional structure that is also citizen friendly and accessible," Mayor Dave Bing said in a statement today. "This represents an important step in making our city more operationally efficient … and safe."

Detroit to purchase old MGM Grand casino for new police HQ

(via Consumerist)