|Mayor Dave Bing|
According to numerous reports, much of the cause for this stems from a reality TV show that Mr. Evans was a part of pitching to the networks and from his reputation as a "cowboy" police officer.
I will simply say that during Mr. Evans' tenure as chief of police:
- Homicides dropped by 25% in Detroit;
- Non-fatal shootings dropped by 15%;
- Police response time for emergency calls improved by 29%; and
- Narcotics seizures more than doubled.
All of this was on top of saving the taxpayers more than $7 million in reduced overtime expenses.
Quite frankly, if a certain someone is able to produce results like this then, as far as I'm concerned, they can appear in a hundred different reality television shows for all I care. Obviously, Mayor Bing has a different opinion in this matter.