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Detroit Chief Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

October 08, 2012  | 

Photo courtesy of Detroit PD.
Photo courtesy of Detroit PD.

A sex scandal in Detroit has forced out its chief of police, the second person in two years to resign from the position after allegations of inappropriate relations with a female officer in the department.

At a news conference on Monday, Mayor Dave Bing announced that the chief, Ralph L. Godbee Jr., had decided to step down after news emerged last week that he was having an affair with an internal affairs officer in the department.

"He was very contrite yesterday," said the mayor, who spoke with Mr. Godbee on Sunday. "He felt he had let me down. He felt he had let the department down. And he felt he had let the people of Detroit down."

Read the full New York Times story.

Related:

Councilman: Detroit Chief Expected To Resign

Detroit Mayor Suspends Police Chief Over Sex Scandal

Tags: Detroit PD, Police Chiefs, Officer Misconduct


Comments (2)

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RICHARD @ 10/8/2012 6:30 PM

IS IT ANY WONDER DETROIT IS THE MOST CRIME RIDDEN CITY IN THE NATION.

Vixen63 @ 10/9/2012 7:18 AM

Okay, is it me or does it seem that the DPD is being run by individuals with their priorities out of whack? Do you not do extensive background checks on individuals before you place them in such a high position? How can you say you knew the man was prone to having affairs, and even had one with the same woman that the previous chief was fired for, but yet you believed him when he said he had "changed his ways." Seriously, I think it is time that those doing the selecting be re-evaluated. That's like citing an unlicensed driver for having no license but allowing him to drive off afterwards with a "be safe" warning.

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