WXYZ Marks 100th Capture of Detroit’s Most Wanted

(L-R) Joseph Abdullah, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal; Mike Murri, WXYZ/WMYD, VP and GM; James Craig, Chief, Detroit Police Department; Rhonda LaVelle, WXYZ/WMYD News Director; Ann Marie LaFlamme, 7 Action News Reporter; Mark Jankowski, U.S. Marshal; Aaron Garcia, Assistant Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal; Matt Conquest, Crime Stoppers of Michigan.

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) 7 Action News marked the 100th capture of “Detroit’s Most Wanted” fugitives with a daylong event and luncheon on Thursday to honor the law enforcement agencies across Metro Detroit that are working to keep the community safe.

Since the “Detroit’s Most Wanted” series began on 7 Action News nearly four years ago, 21 killers and dozens of dangerous criminals have been taken off the streets. 7 Action News reporter Ann Marie LaFlamme has worked with law enforcement agents to profile the criminals and to use tips from WXYZ viewers to help law enforcement locate and arrest fugitives. 7 Action News will feature reports on-air and on wxyz.com throughout the day profiling the lives that have been changed through “Detroit’s Most Wanted.”

(L-R) Mike Murri, WXYZ/WMYD, VP and GM; Aaron Garcia, Assistant Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal.

“We want to thank our law enforcement agencies for their hard work and dedication,” said Mike Murri, WXYZ and WMYD vice president and general manager. “This partnership has allowed us to share a commitment to make our neighborhoods safer and our communities stronger. The project has changed lives, prevented additional crimes and provided justice for victims. At WXYZ, we’re proud to be part of this important effort.”

The luncheon honored U.S. Marshal Mark Jankowski, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Joseph Abdullah, Assistant Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Aaron Garcia, Detroit Police Chief James Craig, the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team (DFAT) and law enforcement members from agencies across Metro Detroit.

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