Some witnesses said that gunfire originated from a joke for the presence of a law enforcement officer abducting a firearm (using the gaps) fired by someone. No real weapons were found by the police, but when the motel was called and the guests were interrogated, three unarmed young men were killed.
Three police officers were acquitted of murder, assault, and conspiracy costs (although they had previously admitted two of the police officers) that they later acquitted them. Many people who joined in the midst of the nation’s civil rights complex symbolized the imposition of established racial injustice.
While trying to explain how the massive uprising of the city led to the Algerian Motel incident, director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal are putting audiences in Detroit as an urban war zone.