Former Detroit basketball star turned mayor of a city in deep trouble with violence and financial deficits announced Wednesday an initiative to improve safety on city buses.
The assailant allegedly complained that the man was standing too close to him.
The bus was then near Woodward and John R. The victim died in the ambulance.
The police arrested the suspect after a foot chase.
According to Bing, the Detroit police will work with the DDOT on the safety program. They will identify ‘hot spots’ where the most violence occurs.
Police cars will follow the buses and occasionally board them to make sure they are progressing safely.
Last November about 100 drivers left work, declining to drive their routes due to safety concerns. They believed both drivers and passengers were at risk of personal injury.