Stop the Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets

Stop The Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets (STRESS) was a Detroit Police Department unit that operated from 1971 until 1974.[1]

STRESS was created to reduce crime in Detroit. It used decoy units, targeting African-American men.[2] It led to the deaths of twenty-four men, twenty-two of them African-American, over the course of three and a half years.[2]


  1. ^ Deadlinedetroit (retrieved 30 November 2018)
  2. ^ a b Merriman, Doug (November 17, 2015). "A History of Violence: The Detroit Police Department, The African American Community and S.T.R.E.S.S. An Army of Occupation or An Army Under Siege". Doug Merriman. Retrieved 16 August 2018.

External linksEdit