CHICAGO — In a surprise move, the Detroit City Council effectively rejected a $60 million plan to rehab a vacant casino into a new police headquarters Friday — just three days before construction was set to begin and a month after the city sold bonds to finance the project.

Opposing council members said Mayor Dave Bing was not specific enough in how he planned to spend $34 million in proceeds left over from a $100 million bond sale held in mid-December, the bulk of which was to be used to finance the police project.

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