>Detroit — MGM Grand Detroit Casino officials confirmed Wednesday they are in ongoing negotiations with the city for a sale of its former site downtown — but declined to say more about a deal.
“Talks with the city of Detroit are in progress,” Yvette Monet, an MGM spokeswoman, told The Detroit News. It’s not yet clear what the site would house. Last month, during his first State of the City address, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said a new Police Department headquarters would be announced within 60 days to replace the decades-old one on Beaubien Street.
A new location would also allow the city to reopen a crime lab closed in 2008 after an audit uncovered processing errors, he said. An aide said the city was eyeing two sites downtown.