FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Top News

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."


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.

[email protected] @ 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."

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Woman Accused of Running Over Georgia Officer
A woman accused of running over and dragging a Statham (GA) Police Department officer by...
Missouri Officer Dragged by Motorcyclist
A Joplin, MO, police officer was injured early Saturday morning when he was dragged by a...
Surge in Police Retirements Feared in Milwaukee
The City of Milwaukee could face a huge shortage of police officers. Estimates are that...
Video: Bicyclist Wanted for Shooting NM Officer After Traffic Stop, Foot Pursuit
Clovis, NM, police are searching for a man accused of shooting an officer in the leg late...
Chicago Civilian Office on Police Accountability to Replace IPRA
The new agency charged with investigating possible police wrongdoing in Chicago will be...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine