Detroit gets new financial manager
15 March 2013 Last updated at 01:59 GMT
An emergency financial manager with wide-ranging powers has been appointed for the troubled US city of Detroit, in the biggest state takeover for years.
Kevyn Orr, a lawyer who worked on restructuring the carmaker Chrysler after bankruptcy, will be able to override elected officials.
The city is running a $300m (£200m) deficit and has debts of some $14bn.
James Kelly reports.