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Detroit Mayor Suspends Police Chief Over Sex Scandal

October 02, 2012  | 

Screenshot via MyFoxDetroit.
Screenshot via MyFoxDetroit.

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. was suspended Tuesday amid accusations that he had an affair with a female police officer—the second sex scandal to tarnish his tenure since he took the helm in 2010.

Detroit Police Officer Angelica Robinson, who works in internal affairs, notified the Detroit Free Press, MyFoxDetroit, and other media outlets that she has been in a relationship with Godbee.

Officer Robinson took to Twitter to post tweets because she believed the chief, who was attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in San Diego, was having a relationship with another woman.

Officer Robinson posted a photo on Twitter showing her with her 9mm duty pistol in her mouth.

After the scandal broke Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Dave Bing suspended Godbee.

"After learning of the allegations regarding Chief Ralph Godbee, I have placed him on a 30-day suspension pending a full and thorough investigation of this matter," Bing said in a statement. "In the interim, Assistant Chief Chester Logan will assume the duties and responsibilities of police chief."

Tags: Police Chiefs, Detroit PD, IACP Conference, Officer Disciplined, Twitter


Comments (8)

Displaying 1 - 8 of 8

crispianranger @ 10/3/2012 12:15 AM

We were always taught never to point a firearm at anyone unless you intended to use it! Guess that doesn't apply in Detroit!

Nichole @ 10/3/2012 4:23 AM

I don't understand the photo... wouldn't that just be getting herself in trouble, being in internal affairs and all? Unstable officer? Putting a gun in her mouth, taking a picture (bad angle, btw) and posting it on Twitter?

What the hell? Am I missing something?

Concerned LEO @ 10/3/2012 5:36 AM

Based on this picture, she definitely should not have a firearm and she should not be in Law Enforcement. Sounds like the Chief should be searching for a new career too.

Fed Cop @ 10/3/2012 6:28 AM

So SHE posted the picture on Twitter, putting HER weapon in HER mouth, and the Chief was suspended. Hmmm... What's missing here?

S.S @ 10/3/2012 6:30 AM

it definately looks like someone else should've been suspended as well. Or releived of her duties permanantely!!!

Tom Ret @ 10/3/2012 9:01 AM

This incident just confirms what I already thought about Detroit.

Bob@Az. @ 10/3/2012 11:45 AM

Gives a clear picture of the depth of back ground checks and physc evaluations the DPD puts their IA people through. And it starts at the top. Both these pos should be fired and black balled in LE country wide. But, being Detriot they'll just get a smack on the wrist and brought back. F**king sad. Taints all the good cops in DPD, and there are plenty. Blues, stay safe.

Dave @ 10/3/2012 1:02 PM

Should have read "who used to work in internal affairs."

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